Definitions starting with W

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woman

/wúman, úman/ [Pan-Creole; cf. Port. cf. bwe mwala cow (from Port. bol ox + mulher woman) (Ivens Ferraz 1979: 60), cf. Haitian man-man bef vache TDKF; cf. Sra. oeman-hasi (lit. woman horse) mare (Loftman 1953:30); cf. Car. uman "a preservation of a pronunciation which was good upper-class usage from the 17th into the 19th century in England" DJE; cf. Efik uman female (Goldie)]

adj. (of plants and animals) female: woman papaw (San Sal.). = OOMAN cf. MAN (Black)

Tags: adjective, animal, plant

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Last update: 2010-11-26 18:02
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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