vulva

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English[edit]

Illustration of a vulva.

Etymology[edit]

From Latin vulva, earlier volva (womb, female sexual organ), probably from volvō (to turn, wrap around). Akin to Sanskrit उल्ब (úlba, womb).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈvʌlvə/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

vulva (plural vulvas or vulvae or vulvæ)

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  1. (anatomy) The external female sexual organs, collectively.
    Hypernym: genitals

Usage notes[edit]

See usage notes at vagina for the difference between vulva and vagina.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin vulva.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈvʏl.vaː/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: vul‧va

Noun[edit]

vulva f (plural vulvas or vulvae)

  1. vulva
    Synonyms: schaamspleet, voorbips

Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]

  • vagina (in specialist language the same sense as English vagina, but in colloquial language synonymous with vulva)

Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʋulʋɑ/, [ˈʋulʋɑ]
  • Rhymes: -ulʋɑ
  • Syllabification: vul‧va

Noun[edit]

vulva

  1. (anatomy) vulva
    Synonym: häpy

Declension[edit]

Inflection of vulva (Kotus type 10/koira, no gradation)
nominative vulva vulvat
genitive vulvan vulvien
partitive vulvaa vulvia
illative vulvaan vulviin
singular plural
nominative vulva vulvat
accusative nom. vulva vulvat
gen. vulvan
genitive vulvan vulvien
vulvainrare
partitive vulvaa vulvia
inessive vulvassa vulvissa
elative vulvasta vulvista
illative vulvaan vulviin
adessive vulvalla vulvilla
ablative vulvalta vulvilta
allative vulvalle vulville
essive vulvana vulvina
translative vulvaksi vulviksi
instructive vulvin
abessive vulvatta vulvitta
comitative vulvineen
Possessive forms of vulva (type koira)
possessor singular plural
1st person vulvani vulvamme
2nd person vulvasi vulvanne
3rd person vulvansa

Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin vulva.

Noun[edit]

vulva f (plural vulvas)

  1. vulva

Interlingua[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin vulva, Latin vulva, English vulva, Spanish vulva, Portuguese vulva, French vulve.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

vulva (plural vulvas)

  1. vulva

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin vulva, from earlier volva, from the Proto-Indo-European root *welH- (to turn, wind).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈvul.va/, [ˈvul̺vä]
  • Hyphenation: vùl‧va

Noun[edit]

vulva f (plural vulve)

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  1. (anatomy) The external female genitalia; vulva
  2. (by extension, slang, humorous) vagina

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Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Proto-Indo-European *welH- (to turn, wind). Cognates include Sanskrit उल्ब (ulba).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun 1[edit]

vulva f (genitive vulvae); first declension

  1. (anatomy) vulva
  2. (anatomy) womb
    • Vulgate Genesis 20,18:
      concluserat enim Deus omnem vulvam domus Abimilech propter Sarram uxorem Abraham.
  3. vocative singular of vulva

Declension[edit]

First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative vulva vulvae
Genitive vulvae vulvārum
Dative vulvae vulvīs
Accusative vulvam vulvās
Ablative vulvā vulvīs
Vocative vulva vulvae

Noun 2[edit]

vulvā

  1. ablative singular of vulva

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin vulva, from earlier volva, from Proto-Indo-European *welH- (to turn, wind).

Noun[edit]

vulva f (plural vulvas)

  1. (anatomy) vulva (the external female sexual organs)
    Synonym: cona (vulgar)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin vulva, from earlier volva, from Proto-Indo-European *welH- (to turn, wind).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbulba/, [ˈbulβa]
  • Hyphenation: vul‧va

Noun[edit]

vulva f (plural vulvas)

  1. (anatomy) vulva (the external female sexual organs)
    Synonym: coño (vulgar)

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