FEMALE , the correlative of " male," thesex which performs the
See also:function of conceiving and bearing as opposed to the begetting of
See also:young . The word in
See also:English is femelle, adopted from the French from the
See also:Lat. femella, which is a diminutive, and in classical Latin used strictly as such, of femina, a woman . The
See also:present termination in English is due to a connexion in ideas with " male," In various
See also:mechanical devices, where two corresponding parts
See also:work within the other, the receiving
See also:part is often known as the " female," as for example in the " male " and " female
See also:screw." The O . Fr. feme,
See also:modern femme, occurs in legal phraseology in feme covert, a married woman, i.e. one protected or covered by a
See also:husband, and in feme
See also:sole, one not so protected, a widow or spinster (see
See also:WOMEN and HUSBAND AND WIFE) .
FELUCCA (an Italian word; in forms like the Span. f...
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