femna

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Occitan[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Occitan femna, from Latin fēmina.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈfennɒ]
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

femna f (plural femnas) (Languedoc, Limousin)

  1. woman
  2. wife

Derived terms[edit]

Old Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Latin fēmina (female), from Proto-Italic *fēmanā, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeh₁-m̥n-eh₂ ((f.) one who is sucked; one who suckles), derivation of the verbal root *dʰeh₁(y)- (to suck, suckle).

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

femna m (plural femnas)

  1. female
    • c. 1200, La Fazienda de Ultramar, fol 36v
      (...) metras en el archa por uenir contigo maslo e femna (...)
      You shall put in the ark for coming with you male and female (...)

Descendants[edit]

  • Spanish: hembra