sage-femme

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

sage (wise) +‎ femme (woman)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /saʒ.fam/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

sage-femme f (plural sages-femmes)

  1. midwife

Usage notes[edit]

Typically the word sage-femme is also used to designate a male midwife; sage-homme m is uncommon for this usage, and maïeuticien m is overly obscure.

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Norman[edit]

Noun[edit]

sage-femme f (plural sages-femmes)

  1. (Jersey) midwife

Synonyms[edit]