femina

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Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

femino ‎(woman) +‎ -a

Adjective[edit]

femina ‎(accusative singular feminan, plural feminaj, accusative plural feminajn)

  1. feminine (of women), women's

Usage notes[edit]

Relatively uncommon; the synonym virina is generally used instead.

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Noun[edit]

femina ‎(plural feminas)

  1. woman



Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *fēmanā, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeh₁m̥h₁néh₂ ‎((the one) nursing, breastfeeding), the feminine mediopassive participle of *dʰeh₁(y)- ‎(to suck, suckle).[1] Related to fīlius, fellō, fētus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fēmina f ‎(genitive fēminae); first declension

  1. woman, wife
  2. (of animals) female
  3. (grammar) the feminine gender

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative fēmina fēminae
genitive fēminae fēminārum
dative fēminae fēminīs
accusative fēminam fēminās
ablative fēminā fēminīs
vocative fēmina fēminae

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References[edit]

  1. ^ fēmina” in Michiel de Vaan (2008), Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, page 210