vagina

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English

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Etymology

Borrowed from Latin vāgīna (sheath).

Pronunciation

  • enPR: vəjīʹ, IPA(key): /vəˈdʒaɪnə/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aɪnə
  • Hyphenation: va‧gi‧na

Noun

vagina (plural vaginas or vaginae or vaginæ)

  1. (anatomy) The passage leading from the opening of the vulva to the cervix of the uterus for copulation and childbirth in female mammals.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:vagina
    • 1991, Mark M. Jones, Human Reproductive Biology (page 61)
      The epithelial lining of the vagina consists of many layers of flattened cells. Changes in the condition of these cells during the menstrual cycle can be detected by swabbing the lining and looking at the cells under a microscope.
  2. (zoology) A similar part in some invertebrates.
  3. (botany) A sheath-like structure, such as the leaf of a grass that surrounds a stem.
    Synonym: sheath
  4. The vulva.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:vulva

Usage notes

In technical discussions of anatomy, the vagina is a wholly internal structure and the vulva is wholly external, but in common use (since at least the 1930s),[1] vagina can refer to the vulva or function as a general term for the entire genitalia.

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Translations

References

  1. ^ Besides these examples from the 1930s onward, Martha Kirkpatrick, in Women’s Sexual Development: Explorations of Inner Space (2012), notes explicitly that a psychiatrist character played by a real psychiatrist uses it this way in the 1969 film Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, and also cites another use from 1970.

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Catalan

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Etymology

Borrowed from Latin vāgīna. Compare the inherited doublet beina.

Pronunciation

Noun

vagina f (plural vagines)

  1. (anatomy) vagina

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Danish

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Etymology

Borrowed from Latin vāgīna.

Noun

vagina c (singular definite vaginaen, plural indefinite vaginaer)

  1. (anatomy) vagina

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Dutch

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Etymology

Borrowed from Latin vāgīna.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈvaːɣinaː/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: va‧gi‧na

Noun

vagina f (plural vagina's, diminutive vaginaatje n)

  1. vagina
    Synonym: schede

Esperanto

Etymology

From vagino +‎ -a.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /vaˈɡina/
  • Hyphenation: va‧gin‧a
  • Rhymes: -ina

Adjective

vagina (accusative singular vaginan, plural vaginaj, accusative plural vaginajn)

  1. vaginal

Finnish

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin vāgīna.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈʋɑɡinɑ/, [ˈʋɑɡinɑ]
  • Rhymes: -ɑɡinɑ
  • Syllabification: va‧gi‧na

Noun

vagina

  1. (anatomy) vagina
    Synonym: emätin

Declension

Inflection of vagina (Kotus type 13/katiska, no gradation)
nominative vagina vaginat
genitive vaginan vaginoiden
vaginoitten
vaginojen
partitive vaginaa vaginoita
vaginoja
illative vaginaan vaginoihin
singular plural
nominative vagina vaginat
accusative nom. vagina vaginat
gen. vaginan
genitive vaginan vaginoiden
vaginoitten
vaginojen
vaginainrare
partitive vaginaa vaginoita
vaginoja
inessive vaginassa vaginoissa
elative vaginasta vaginoista
illative vaginaan vaginoihin
adessive vaginalla vaginoilla
ablative vaginalta vaginoilta
allative vaginalle vaginoille
essive vaginana vaginoina
translative vaginaksi vaginoiksi
instructive vaginoin
abessive vaginatta vaginoitta
comitative vaginoineen
Possessive forms of vagina (type katiska)
possessor singular plural
1st person vaginani vaginamme
2nd person vaginasi vaginanne
3rd person vaginansa

Interlingua

Noun

vagina (plural vaginas)

  1. vagina

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Italian

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin vāgīna. Compare the inherited doublet guaina.

Noun

vagina f (plural vagine)

  1. (anatomy) vagina

Derived terms

See also

Anagrams


Latin

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Alternative forms

Etymology

From Proto-Italic *wāgīnā (sheath, scabbard)[1], possibly from Proto-Indo-European *wag- (sheath, cover).[2]

Pronunciation

Noun

vāgīna f (genitive vāgīnae); first declension

  1. sheath, scabbard
    Mitte gladium in vaginam.Put the sword into its sheath.
    Gladium vāginā proripere.To draw a sword from the sheath hastily.
  2. covering, sheath, holder of any thing
    Omnia principalia viscera membranis propriis ac velut vaginis inclusit natura.
    (please add an English translation of this usage example)
    Cremato eo (corpore), inimici ... remeanti animae veluti vaginam ademerint.
    (please add an English translation of this usage example)
  3. sheath of an ear of grain, etc., the hull, husk
  4. vagina
  5. sheath of a claw, in cats

Usage notes

Not used medically/anatomically during classical times.

Declension

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative vāgīna vāgīnae
Genitive vāgīnae vāgīnārum
Dative vāgīnae vāgīnīs
Accusative vāgīnam vāgīnās
Ablative vāgīnā vāgīnīs
Vocative vāgīna vāgīnae

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Descendants

  • Italian: guaina
  • Old French: guaïne
  • Old Leonese:
  • Old Occitan:
  • Old Portuguese: baynna, vaynna
  • Old Spanish:
  • Sicilian: guaina, vajina

Borrowings

References

  1. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008), “vāgīna”, in Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 650
  2. ^ Roberts, Edward A. (2014) A Comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the Spanish Language with Families of Words based on Indo-European Roots, Xlibris Corporation, →ISBN

Norwegian Bokmål

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology

Borrowed from Latin vāgīna.

Noun

vagina m (definite singular vaginaen, indefinite plural vaginaer, definite plural vaginaene)

  1. (anatomy) vagina
    Synonym: skjede

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Norwegian Nynorsk

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology

Borrowed from Latin vāgīna.

Noun

vagina m (definite singular vaginaen, indefinite plural vaginaer or vaginaar, definite plural vaginaene or vaginaane)

  1. (anatomy) vagina
    Synonym: skjede

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References


Occitan

Occitan Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology

Borrowed from Latin vāgīna.

Noun

vagina f

  1. (anatomy) vagina

Portuguese

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Etymology

Borrowed from Latin vāgīna. Compare the inherited doublet bainha; compare also vagem.

Noun

vagina f (plural vaginas)

  1. (anatomy) vagina

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Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin vāgīna.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʋaɡǐːna/
  • Hyphenation: va‧gi‧na

Noun

vagína f (Cyrillic spelling ваги́на)

  1. (anatomy) vagina

Declension

Synonyms


Slovene

Slovene Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology

Borrowed from Latin vāgīna.

Pronunciation

Noun

vagȋna f

  1. vagina

Inflection

Feminine, a-stem
nom. sing. vagína
gen. sing. vagíne
singular dual plural
nominative vagína vagíni vagíne
accusative vagíno vagíni vagíne
genitive vagíne vagín vagín
dative vagíni vagínama vagínam
locative vagíni vagínah vagínah
instrumental vagíno vagínama vagínami

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Further reading

  • vagina”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran

Spanish

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin vāgīna. Compare the inherited doublet vaina.

Pronunciation

Noun

vagina f (plural vaginas)

  1. vagina

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