vagina

vagina

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English

Etymology

Learned borrowing from Latin vāgīna (a sheath, scabbard; a covering, sheath, holder).

Pronunciation

  • enPR: vəjīʹnə, IPA(key): /vəˈdʒaɪ.nə/
  • Rhymes: -aɪnə

Noun

vagina (plural vaginas or vaginae or (obsolete) vaginæ)

  1. (anatomy) The passage leading from the opening of the vulva to the cervix of the uterus for copulation and childbirth in female mammals.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:vagina
    1. (zootomy) A similar part in some invertebrates.
  2. (botany) A sheathlike structure, such as the leaf of a grass that surrounds a stem.
    Synonym: sheath
  3. (colloquial) The vulva, or the vulva and the vaginal passage collectively.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:vulva
    • For quotations using this term, see Citations:vagina.

Usage notes

In technical discussions of anatomy, the vagina is a wholly internal structure and the vulva is wholly external, but in common use (since at least the 1930s), vagina can refer to the vulva or function as a general term for the entire genitalia.

Hypernyms

  • genitals

Derived terms

Related terms

Translations

References

  • “vagina”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–present.
  • “vagina”, in Merriam–Webster Online Dictionary.

Anagrams

  • Gavina

Catalan

Etymology

Learned borrowing from Latin vāgīna. Doublet of beina.

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic) IPA(key): /vəˈʒi.nə/
  • (Central) IPA(key): /bəˈʒi.nə/
  • (Valencian) IPA(key): /vaˈd͡ʒi.na/

Noun

vagina f (plural vagines)

  1. (anatomy) vagina

Related terms

  • vaginal

Danish

Etymology

Learned borrowing from Latin vāgīna.

Noun

vagina c (singular definite vaginaen, plural indefinite vaginaer)

  1. (anatomy) vagina

Synonyms

  • (female genitalia): fisse, kusse, skede (clinical), tissekone (childish), fjams, fissehul (derogatory)

Derived terms


Dutch

Etymology

Learned borrowing from Latin vāgīna.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈvaːɣinaː/
  • Hyphenation: va‧gi‧na

Noun

vagina f (plural vagina's, diminutive vaginaatje n)

  1. vagina
    Synonym: schede

Esperanto

Etymology

From vagino +‎ -a.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [vaˈɡina]
  • Rhymes: -ina
  • Hyphenation: va‧gin‧a

Adjective

vagina (accusative singular vaginan, plural vaginaj, accusative plural vaginajn)

  1. vaginal

Finnish

Etymology

Learned borrowing from Latin vāgīna.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈʋɑɡinɑ/, [ˈʋɑɡinɑ]
  • Rhymes: -ɑɡinɑ
  • Syllabification: va‧gi‧na

Noun

vagina

  1. (anatomy) vagina
    Synonym: emätin

Declension


Interlingua

Noun

vagina (plural vaginas)

  1. vagina

Related terms

  • vaginal

Italian

Etymology

Learned borrowing from Latin vāgīna. Doublet of guaina.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /vaˈd͡ʒi.na/
  • Rhymes: -ina
  • Hyphenation: va‧gì‧na

Noun

vagina f (plural vagine)

  1. (anatomy) vagina

Derived terms

See also

  • cervice
  • vulva

Anagrams

  • gavina, ignava, naviga, vangai

Latin

Alternative forms

  • uāgīna

Etymology

From Proto-Italic *wāgīnā (sheath, scabbard), possibly from Proto-Indo-European *wag- (sheath, cover).

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /u̯aːˈɡiː.na/, [u̯äːˈɡiːnä]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /vaˈd͡ʒi.na/, [väˈd͡ʒiːnä]

Noun

vāgīna f (genitive vāgīnae); first declension

  1. (literally) a sheath, scabbard
  2. (transferred sense) the covering, sheath, holder of anything
    1. the hull, husk
    2. (anatomy) the vagina
    3. (zootomy, in cats) the sheath of a claw

Usage notes

Not used medically/anatomically during classical times.

Inflection

First-declension noun.

Derived terms

  • ēvāgīnō (verb)
  • vāgīnālis (adjective)
  • vāgīnula (diminutive)

Related terms

  • ēvaginātiō

Descendants

References

  • vagina in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • vagina in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • vagina in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • vagina in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
  • vagina in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • vagina in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin
  • John A. Simpson and Edward S. C. Weiner, editors (1989), “vagina”, in The Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd edition, Oxford: Clarendon Press, →ISBN.

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

Learned borrowing from Latin vāgīna. Doublet of vanilje.

Noun

vagina m (definite singular vaginaen, indefinite plural vaginaer, definite plural vaginaene)

  1. (anatomy) vagina
    Synonym: skjede

Derived terms

  • vaginose

References

  • “vagina” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

Learned borrowing from Latin vāgīna.

Noun

vagina m (definite singular vaginaen, indefinite plural vaginaer or vaginaar, definite plural vaginaene or vaginaane)

  1. (anatomy) vagina
    Synonym: skjede

Derived terms

  • vaginose

References

  • “vagina” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Occitan

Etymology

Learned borrowing from Latin vāgīna.

Pronunciation

Noun

vagina f (plural vaginas)

  1. (anatomy) vagina

Portuguese

Etymology

Learned borrowing from Latin vāgīna. Doublet of bainha and vagem.

Noun

vagina f (plural vaginas)

  1. (anatomy) vagina

Related terms

  • vaginal

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

Learned borrowing from Latin vāgīna.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʋaɡǐːna/
  • Hyphenation: va‧gi‧na

Noun

vagína f (Cyrillic spelling ваги́на)

  1. (anatomy) vagina
    Synonym: rȍdnica

Declension


Slovene

Etymology

Learned borrowing from Latin vāgīna.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʋaɡíːna/

Noun

vagȋna f

  1. vagina

Inflection

Derived terms

  • vaginálen

Further reading

  • vagina”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran

Spanish

Etymology

Learned borrowing from Latin vāgīna. Doublet of vaina.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /baˈxina/, [baˈxi.na]

Noun

vagina f (plural vaginas)

  1. vagina

Related terms

  • vaginal

Further reading

  • “vagina” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.

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