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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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English feminine, French féminin, Italian femminile, Spanish femenino, from Latin fēminīnus from fēmina (woman), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeh₁-m̥n-eh₂ (who sucks).

Adjective[edit]

femina

  1. female, feminine

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Interlingua[edit]

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Noun[edit]

femina (plural feminas)

  1. woman

Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Italic *fēmanā, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeh₁-m̥h₁n-éh₂ ((the one) nursing, breastfeeding), the feminine mediopassive participle of *dʰeh₁(y)- (to suck, suckle).[1] Related to fīlius, fellō, fētus.

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Noun[edit]

fēmina f (genitive fēminae); first declension

  1. woman
  2. wife
  3. (of animals) female
  4. (grammar) the feminine gender
Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative fēmina fēminae
genitive fēminae fēminārum
dative fēminae fēminīs
accusative fēminam fēminās
ablative fēminā fēminīs
vocative fēmina fēminae
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Etymology 2[edit]

See femur.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

femina

  1. nominative plural of femur
  2. accusative plural of femur
  3. vocative plural of femur

References[edit]

  1. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008), “fēmina”, in Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 210