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*: Mandarin: {{t+|cmn|性交|tr=xìngjiāo|sc=Hani}}
 
*: Mandarin: {{t+|cmn|性交|tr=xìngjiāo|sc=Hani}}
 
*: Min Nan: {{t+|nan|相姦|tr=sio-kàn|sc=Hans}}
 
*: Min Nan: {{t+|nan|相姦|tr=sio-kàn|sc=Hans}}
* Czech: {{t+|cs|soulož|f}}, {{t+|cs|styk|m}}, {{t-|cs|pohlavní styk|m}}
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* Czech: {{t+|cs|soulož|f}}, {{t+|cs|styk|m}}, {{t-|cs|pohlavní styk|m}}, {{t|cs|seks|m}}
 
* Danish: {{t+|da|sex}}, {{t-|da|kønsliv}}, {{t-|da|seksualliv}}, {{t-|da|seksuel omgang}}, {{t+|da|samleje}}, {{t-|da|erotik}}
 
* Danish: {{t+|da|sex}}, {{t-|da|kønsliv}}, {{t-|da|seksualliv}}, {{t-|da|seksuel omgang}}, {{t+|da|samleje}}, {{t-|da|erotik}}
 
* Dutch: {{t+|nl|seks|m}}, {{t+|nl|geslachtsgemeenschap|m}}, {{t+|nl|vrijen|n}}
 
* Dutch: {{t+|nl|seks|m}}, {{t+|nl|geslachtsgemeenschap|m}}, {{t+|nl|vrijen|n}}
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* Korean: {{t+|ko|성교|tr=[[性交]], seonggyo|sc=Hang}}, {{t+|ko|성행위|tr=[[性行爲]], seonghaengwi|sc=Hang}}, {{t+|ko|성관계|tr=[[性關係]], seonggwan-gye|sc=Hang}}, {{t+|ko|섹스|tr=sekseu|sc=Hang}}
 
* Korean: {{t+|ko|성교|tr=[[性交]], seonggyo|sc=Hang}}, {{t+|ko|성행위|tr=[[性行爲]], seonghaengwi|sc=Hang}}, {{t+|ko|성관계|tr=[[性關係]], seonggwan-gye|sc=Hang}}, {{t+|ko|섹스|tr=sekseu|sc=Hang}}
 
* Kurdish: {{t+|ku|seks}}, {{t+|ku|guhnelî}}, {{t+|ku|perîn}}, {{t+|ku|cotbûn}}, {{t+|ku|têkiliyên zayendî}}, {{qualifier|vulgar}} {{t|ku|gan}}
 
* Kurdish: {{t+|ku|seks}}, {{t+|ku|guhnelî}}, {{t+|ku|perîn}}, {{t+|ku|cotbûn}}, {{t+|ku|têkiliyên zayendî}}, {{qualifier|vulgar}} {{t|ku|gan}}
{{trans-mid}}
 
 
* Kyrgyz: {{t|ky|секс|tr=seks|sc=Cyrl}}
 
* Kyrgyz: {{t|ky|секс|tr=seks|sc=Cyrl}}
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{{trans-mid}}
 
* Lithuanian: {{t+|lt|seksas|m}}
 
* Lithuanian: {{t+|lt|seksas|m}}
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* Macedonian: {{t|mk|секс|m|tr=seks|sc=Cyrl}}
 
* Malayalam: {{t-|ml|ലൈംഗികബന്ധം|tr=laimgika bandham|sc=Mlym}}, {{t-|ml|സംഭോഗം|tr=sambhogam|sc=Mlym}}, {{t+|ml|മൈഥുനം|tr=maithhunam|sc=Mlym}}
 
* Malayalam: {{t-|ml|ലൈംഗികബന്ധം|tr=laimgika bandham|sc=Mlym}}, {{t-|ml|സംഭോഗം|tr=sambhogam|sc=Mlym}}, {{t+|ml|മൈഥുനം|tr=maithhunam|sc=Mlym}}
 
* Maltese: {{t|mt|sess|m}}
 
* Maltese: {{t|mt|sess|m}}
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* Norwegian: {{t+|no|sex|m}}, {{t+|no|samleie|n}}, {{t-|no|samlega|f}}
 
* Norwegian: {{t+|no|sex|m}}, {{t+|no|samleie|n}}, {{t-|no|samlega|f}}
 
* Old English: {{t-|ang|hæmed|alt=hǣmed}}, {{t-|ang|legerteam|alt=leġertēam}}, {{t-|ang|wifgemana|alt=wīfġemāna}}
 
* Old English: {{t-|ang|hæmed|alt=hǣmed}}, {{t-|ang|legerteam|alt=leġertēam}}, {{t-|ang|wifgemana|alt=wīfġemāna}}
* Persian: {{t-|fa|همخوابگی|tr=ham-khaabegy|sc=fa-Arab}}
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* Persian: {{t-|fa|همخوابگی|tr=ham-khaabegy|sc=fa-Arab}}, {{t|fa|سکس|tr=seks|sc=fa-Arab}}
 
* Polish: {{t+|pl|seks|m}}
 
* Polish: {{t+|pl|seks|m}}
 
* Portuguese: {{t+|pt|sexo|m}}, {{t+|pt|transa|f}}
 
* Portuguese: {{t+|pt|sexo|m}}, {{t+|pt|transa|f}}
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*: Cyrillic: {{t-|sh|секс|m|tr=seks|sc=Cyrl}}
 
*: Cyrillic: {{t-|sh|секс|m|tr=seks|sc=Cyrl}}
 
*: Roman: {{t-|sh|seks|m}}
 
*: Roman: {{t-|sh|seks|m}}
* Slovak: {{t-|sk|súlož|f}}
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* Slovak: {{t-|sk|súlož|f}}, {{t|sk|seks|m}}
 
* Slovene: {{t+|sl|seks|m|alt=séks}}
 
* Slovene: {{t+|sl|seks|m|alt=séks}}
 
* Spanish: {{t+|es|relación|alt=relaciones sexuales|f-p}}, {{t+|es|sexo|m}}, {{qualifier|attributive}} {{t+|es|sexual|m|f}}
 
* Spanish: {{t+|es|relación|alt=relaciones sexuales|f-p}}, {{t+|es|sexo|m}}, {{qualifier|attributive}} {{t+|es|sexual|m|f}}
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* Turkmen: {{t|tk|seks}}
 
* Turkmen: {{t|tk|seks}}
 
* Ukrainian: {{t-|uk|любощі|p|tr=ljúbošči|sc=Cyrl}}, {{t+|uk|секс|m|tr=seks}}
 
* Ukrainian: {{t-|uk|любощі|p|tr=ljúbošči|sc=Cyrl}}, {{t+|uk|секс|m|tr=seks}}
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* Urdu: {{t|ur|سیکس|tr=seks|sc=ur-Arab}}
 
* Uzbek: {{t|uz|jinsiy aloqa}}, {{t|uz|shahvoniy}} {{qualifier|colloquial}}, {{t|uz|seks}}
 
* Uzbek: {{t|uz|jinsiy aloqa}}, {{t|uz|shahvoniy}} {{qualifier|colloquial}}, {{t|uz|seks}}
 
* Vietnamese: {{t+|vi|giao cấu|alt=sự giao cấu}}
 
* Vietnamese: {{t+|vi|giao cấu|alt=sự giao cấu}}

Revision as of 02:37, 10 July 2013

See also: sex-, Sex, and Sex.

English

The two sexes (male and female) of the vermilion flycatcher.

Alternative forms

  • sexe (rare or archaic)

Etymology

From Middle English sexe, from Old French sexe, from Latin sexus (gender). Thought to be connected with Latin seco, secare (divide, cut) by the concept of division, or 'half' of the race. Akin to section. Meaning "sexual intercourse" first attested 1929 (in writings of D.H. Lawrence).

Pronunciation

Noun

sex (plural sexes or -)

  1. (countable) Either of the main divisions into which many organisms can be placed according to their reproductive functions or organs. (In most organisms, the division is into males and females; some organisms have additional sexes.)
    What sex is that hamster?
    The abnormality is found in both sexes.
    Slime molds are sometimes erroneously said to have thirteen sexes.
  2. (uncountable) The distinguishing property, quality, or assemblage of properties by which organisms are classified as female or male on the basis of their reproductive organs and functions; the set of properties by which male is distinguished from female.
    The effect of the medication is dependent upon age, sex, and other factors.
    The researchers divided the subjects by sex.
  3. (uncountable) Sexual intercourse; the act of sexual intercourse.
    All you ever think about is sex.
    We had sex in the back seat.
  4. (euphemistic) Genitalia; a penis or vagina.
  5. (obsolete, with the definite article) Women; womankind.
    • 1740, Samuel Richardson, Pamela:
      ‘With all my heart,’ replied my master; ‘I have so much honour for all the sex, that I would not have the meanest person of it stand, while I sit, had I been to have made the custom.’
    • 1759, Laurence Sterne, The Life & Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, chapter 1, page 52:
    • [] unless it was with his sister-in-law, my father's wife and my mother,—my uncle Toby scarce exchanged three words with the sex in as many years []
    • 1769, William Blackstone, Commentaries on the Laws of England:
      Thus female honor, which is dearer to the sex than their lives, is left by the common law to be the sport of an abandoned calumniator.
    • 1807, John Hoole, trans. Ludovico Ariosto, Orlando Furioso, XXVII ll. 1003-4:
      But how can each the boasted treasure own, / When through the sex no two chaste wives are known?
    • 1862, Wilkie Collins, No Name
      Even the reptile temperament of Noel Vanstone warmed under the influence of the sex: he had an undeniably appreciative eye for a handsome woman, and Magdalen's grace and beauty were not thrown away on him.

Synonyms

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Translations

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Verb

sex (third-person singular simple present sexes, present participle sexing, simple past and past participle sexed)

  1. (zoology) To determine the biological sex of an animal.
    It is not easy to sex lizards.
  2. (colloquial) To have sex with.
    The passionate lovers sexed each other every night.
    OK, so I'm sexin' her, right, and all I can think of is this other girl.

Translations

See also


Czech

Noun

sex m

  1. sex (sexual intercourse)

Related terms


Danish

Etymology

From English sex.

Noun

sex c

  1. (uncountable) sexual intercourse

Derived terms

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Dutch

Noun

sex

  1. (proscribed) Alternative form of seks

Usage notes

Regarding connotations in writing, certain magazines use sex instead of seks, since the correct spelling is regarded more neutral and official, and the other more exciting.


Icelandic

Etymology

From Old Norse sex.

Pronunciation

Numeral

sex (cardinal, indeclinable)

  1. six; the cardinal number after fimm (five) and before sjö (seven).

Derived terms

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Interlingua

Etymology

From Old Norse sex, from Proto-Germanic Template:recons, from Proto-Indo-European Template:recons.

Numeral

sex

  1. six

Latin

Latin cardinal numbers
 <  V VI VII  > 
    Cardinal : sex
    Ordinal : sextus
    Adverbial : sexiēs
    Distributive : sēnī
Latin Wikipedia article on sex

Alternative forms

  • Symbol: VI

Etymology

From Proto-Indo-European Template:recons. Cognates include Sanskrit षष् (ṣaṣ), Old Armenian վեց (vecʿ), Ancient Greek ἕξ (héks), and Old English siex (English six).

Pronunciation

Numeral

sex (indeclinable)

  1. (cardinal) six; 6
    • Template:RQ:Caesar Bello Gallico
      Ibi praesidium ponit et in altera parte fluminis Q.Titurium Sabinum legatum cum sex cohortibus relinquit;
      "Over that river was a bridge: there he places a guard; and on the other side of the river he leaves Quintus Titurius Sabinus, his legate, with six cohorts."
    • Template:RQ:Ovid Metamorphoses
      haec super inposita est caeli fulgentis imago, signaque sex foribus dextris totidemque sinistris
      "Above these was placed an image of the shining sky, and six signs [of the zodiac] on the doorways to the right and the same number on the left."
    • 405, Jerome and others, Vulgate, Exodus 16:26
      sex diebus colligite in die autem septimo sabbatum est Domino idcirco non invenietur
      "Six days ye shall gather it; but on the seventh day, which is the sabbath, in it there shall be none."

Descendants

See also


Old Norse

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic Template:recons, whence also Old English siex (English six), Old Frisian sex, Old Saxon sehs, Middle Dutch sesse (Dutch zes), Old High German sehs (German sechs), Gothic 𐍃𐌰𐌹𐌷𐍃 (saihs). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European Template:recons, cognate with Sanskrit षष् (ṣaṣ), Old Armenian վեց (vecʿ), Ancient Greek ἕξ (héks).

Numeral

sex

  1. six

Descendants


Romanian

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin sexus

Noun

sex n (plural sexe or sexuri)

  1. gender, sex

Declension

Derived terms

Noun

sex n

  1. sex, sexual relations

Slovak

Noun

sex m, declension pattern dub

  1. sex (intercourse, sexual activity)

Swedish

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Old Norse sex, from Proto-Germanic Template:recons, from Proto-Indo-European Template:recons.

Numeral

sex

  1. (cardinal) six
Derived terms

See also

Etymology 2

From English sex.

Noun

sex n

  1. sex (intercourse, sexual activity)