femo

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Etymology[edit]

Back-formation from femino (as if it had suffix -ino (female)), which is itself a back-formation from feminismo, removing -ismo (-ism)

Noun[edit]

femo (accusative singular femon, plural femoj, accusative plural femojn)

  1. (rare, neologism) woman
    • 1996 November 5, rolf ernst, “armea enketo (finfine la rezulto!)”, in soc.culture.esperanto, Usenet[1]:
      DEVIGA, NEK POR VIROJ, NEK POR FEMOJ
      Compulsory, neither for men, nor for women
    • 2000 April 14, David Galadí-Enríquez, “Seksismo en Esperanto”, in soc.culture.esperanto, Usenet[2]:
      Simetrie, oni uzu la sufikson -ich por personoj skse[sic] emaj al femoj, []
      Symmetrically, one should use the suffix -ich for persons who are sexually attracted to women, []

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Usage notes[edit]

See usage notes under femino.