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Topic: GRAMMAR

Date: 1300-1400
Language: French
Origin: Latin masculinus, from masculus 'male', from mas 'male'

masculine

adjective
     
mas‧cu‧line
1 having qualities considered to be typical of men or of what men do [≠ feminine]:
They're nice curtains, but I'd prefer something a little more masculine.
She has a very masculine voice.
Hunting was a typically masculine occupation.
2SLG in some languages, a masculine noun, pronoun etc belongs to a class of words that have different inflections from feminine or neuter words:
The word for 'book' is masculine in French.
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