vagina

vagina

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English

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin vāgīna (sheath).

Pronunciation

  • enPR: vəjīʹ, IPA(key): /vəˈdʒaɪnə/
  • Rhymes: -aɪnə
  • Hyphenation: va‧gi‧na

Noun

vagina (plural vaginas or vaginae or 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
    • 1991, Mark M. Jones, Human Reproductive Biology (page 61)
      The epithelial lining of the vagina consists of many layers of flattened cells. Changes in the condition of these cells during the menstrual cycle can be detected by swabbing the lining and looking at the cells under a microscope.
  2. (zoology) A similar part in some invertebrates.
  3. (botany) A sheath-like structure, such as the leaf of a grass that surrounds a stem.
    Synonym: sheath
  4. (colloquial) The vulva.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:vulva

Usage notes

Vagina in colloquial use refers to the vulva, or as a general term for all female genitalia, but in anatomy the vagina is a wholly internal structure and calling the vulva the vagina is analogous to calling the lips the throat.

Hypernyms

  • genitals

Derived terms

Translations

Anagrams

  • Gavina

Catalan

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin vāgīna. Compare the inherited doublet 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

Dutch

Etymology

Borrowed 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/
  • Hyphenation: va‧gin‧a
  • Rhymes: -ina

Adjective

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

  1. vaginal

Finnish

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin vāgīna.

Noun

vagina

  1. (anatomy) vagina

Declension


Interlingua

Noun

vagina (plural vaginas)

  1. vagina

Related terms

  • vaginal

Italian

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin vāgīna. Compare the inherited doublet guaina.

Noun

vagina f (plural vagine)

  1. (anatomy) vagina

Derived terms

See also

  • cervice
  • vulva

Anagrams

  • 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): /waːˈɡiː.na/

Noun

vāgīna f (genitive vāgīnae); first declension

  1. sheath, scabbard
  2. covering, sheath, holder of any thing
  3. sheath of an ear of grain, etc., the hull, husk
  4. vagina
  5. sheath of a claw, in cats

Usage notes

Not used medically/anatomically during classical times.

Declension

First-declension noun.

Derived terms

  • ēvaginō
  • vaginula

Related terms

  • ēvaginātiō

Descendants

  • Italian: guaina
  • Old French: guaïne
    • French: gaine
  • Old Leonese:
    • Asturian: vaina
  • Old Occitan:
    • Catalan: beina
  • Old Portuguese: baynna, vaynna
    • Galician: vaíña
    • Portuguese: bainha
  • Old Spanish:
    • Spanish: vaina
  • Sicilian: guaina

Borrowings

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, 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
  • “vagina” in The Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd edition, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1989, →ISBN.

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin vāgīna.

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

Borrowed 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

Borrowed from Latin vāgīna.

Noun

vagina f

  1. (anatomy) vagina

Portuguese

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin vāgīna. Compare the inherited doublet bainha; compare also vagem.

Noun

vagina f (plural vaginas)

  1. (anatomy) vagina

Related terms

  • vaginal

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin vāgīna.

Pronunciation

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

Noun

vagína f (Cyrillic spelling ваги́на)

  1. (anatomy) vagina

Declension

Synonyms

  • rȍdnica

Slovene

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin vāgīna.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʋaɡíːna/

Noun

vagȋna f

  1. vagina

Inflection

Derived terms

  • vaginálen

Spanish

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin vāgīna. Compare the inherited doublet vaina.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /baˈxina/

Noun

vagina f (plural vaginas)

  1. vagina

Related terms

  • vaginal

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