Talk:masculinity

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Actually, I think it's debatable whether this word comes from a Latin masculinitas. Surely by the time this word came into being -ity was already productive on its own...

I only mention this because when I was looking up the etymology, I noticed masculinitas didn't appear to exist in Classical Latin—they appear to have used virilitas. If masculinitas came into being later it was likely recreated from another language's -ity/-ité/-idad formation, rather than being the source from which the others were derived. —Muke Tever 14:25, 24 Sep 2004 (UTC)