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English

Etymology

From Old French masculin, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] masculinus, from masculus (male, manly), diminutive of mas (a male); See male.

Pronunciation

Adjective

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

Positive
masculine

Comparative
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Superlative
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  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)
      • Hallam — That lady, after her husband's death, held the reins with a masculine energy.
      • Fuller — A masculine church.
    2. male; having male biology, not female; of the male sex (rare)
      • Chaucer — Thy masculine children, that is to say, thy sons.
    3. belonging to men; appropriated to, or used by, men
      “John”, “Paul”, and “Harry” are masculine names.
  2. (grammar) in many inflected languages:
    1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) being of the masculine class, or grammatical gender, and inflected in that manner
      The noun Student is masculine in German.
    2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) being inflected in agreement with the masculine
      German uses the masculine of the definite article, der, with Student.

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French

Adjective

masculine f.

  1. Feminine of masculin.

Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [mas.ku'li.ne]

Adjective

masculine

  1. feminine plural nominative form of [[masculin#Template:lang:ro|masculin]].
  2. feminine plural accusative form of [[masculin#Template:lang:ro|masculin]].
  3. neuter plural nominative form of [[masculin#Template:lang:ro|masculin]].
  4. neuter plural accusative form of [[masculin#Template:lang:ro|masculin]].

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