Epicene

Ep'i·cene adjective & noun [ Latin epicoenus , Greek ...; from 'epi` + ... common; confer French épicène .] 1. Common to both sexes; -- a term applied, in grammar, to such nouns as have but one form of gender, either the masculine or feminine, to indicate animals of ...
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Epicene

• (a. & n.) Fig.: Sexless; neither one thing nor the other. • (a. & n.) Common to both sexes; -- a term applied, in grammar, to such nouns as have but one form of gender, either the masculine or feminine, to indicate animals of both sexes; as boy^s, bos, for the ox and cow; sometimes applied to eunuchs and hermaphrodites.Epicene: words in...
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epicene

epicene, epicenism 1. Belonging to or having the characteristics of both male and female; such as, 'an epicene statue'. 2. Effeminate; unmanly. 3. Sexless; neuter. 4. In linguistics, having only one form of the noun for both the masculine and the feminine genders. 5. Etymology: from Middle English, having only one form of the noun for either gen...
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Epicene

Epicene is an adjective (sometimes substantive) that indicates lack of gender distinction, often specifically loss of masculinity. It includes: ==Specialized uses== In linguistics, the adjective `epicene` is used to describe a word that has only one form for both male and female referents. The term `common` is also used. In English, for exampl...
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epicene

having form or characteristics of both sexes
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