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#123602 - 02/21/04 12:51 PM epicene
wwh Offline
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Date: Wed May 2 00:01:43 EDT 2001
Subject: A.Word.A.Day--epicene

epicene (EP-i-seen) adjective

1. Having characteristics of both sexes.

2. Effeminate.

noun

A person or object that is epicene.

[From Middle English, from Latin epicoenus, from Greek epikoinos, epi- +
koinos, common.]

A nice way of saying something very insuling.



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#123603 - 02/21/04 01:08 PM Re: epicene
jheem Offline
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Epicœnus is also a grammatical term where a noun for an animal though the word is grammatically of one gender, it is used for both sexes of the animal.


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