English[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

From Old French masculin, from Latin masculinus, from masculus (male, manly), diminutive of mas (a male); See male.

Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

  • (RP) IPA: /ˈmæskjʊlɪn/, /ˈmæskjəlɪn/
  • (US) IPA: /ˈmæskjuːlɪn/, /ˈmæskjəlɪn/
  • (AusE) IPA: /ˈmæskjələn/
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Adjective[edit | edit source]

Masculine (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})




  1. pertaining to male humans, men:
    1. manly; having the qualities associated with men; suitable to, or characteristic of, a man; not feminine or effeminate; virile (only in this sense, does the adjective compare)
      • Henry Hallam — That lady, after her husband's death, held the reins with a masculine energy.
      • Thomas Fuller — A masculine church.
    2. male; having male biology, not female; of the male sex (rare)
    3. belonging to men; appropriated to, or used by, men
      “John”, “Paul”, and “Harry” are masculine names.
  2. (grammar) in many inflected languages:
    1. (of a noun) being of the masculine class, or grammatical gender, and inflected in that manner
      The noun Student is masculine in German.
    2. (of some other parts of speech) being inflected in agreement with the masculine
      German uses the masculine of the definite article, der, with Student.

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French[edit | edit source]

Adjective[edit | edit source]

Masculine f.

  1. Feminine of masculin.

Romanian[edit | edit source]

Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

  • IPA: [mas.ku']

Adjective[edit | edit source]


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