nubile

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French nubile, from Latin nubilis ‎(marriageable), from nūbō ‎(marry, to take as husband), from Proto-Indo-European *sneubho- ‎(to marry, to wed). Possibly cognate with Ancient Greek νύμφη ‎(númphē, bride, young wife, nymph) (English nymph), but this is disputed.

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nubile ‎(comparative more nubile, superlative most nubile)

  1. of an age suitable for marriage; marriageable (principally of a young woman).
  2. sexually attractive (especially of a young woman).

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For a man, especially a young man, eligible is sometimes used as the corresponding term in the sense ‘marriageable’, particularly in the phrase eligible bachelor.

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Noun[edit]

nubile ‎(plural nubiles)

  1. A young sexually attractive woman

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin nubilis.

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nubile (masculine and feminine, plural nubiles)

  1. nubile

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin nubilis.

Adjective[edit]

nubile m, f ‎(masculine and feminine plural nubili)

  1. unmarried

Noun[edit]

nubile f ‎(plural nubili)

  1. unmarried woman
  2. spinster

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Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

nūbile

  1. vocative masculine singular of nūbilus