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masculine (adj.)

mid-14c., "belonging to the male grammatical gender;" late 14c., "of men, of male sex," from Old French masculin "of the male sex" (12c.), from Latin masculinus "male, of masculine gender," from masculus "male, masculine; worthy of a man," diminutive of mas (genitive maris) "male person, male," a word of unknown origin. The diminutive form might be by pairing association with femininus (see feminine). Meaning "having the appropriate qualities of the male sex, physically or mentally: Manly, virile, powerful" is attested by 1620s. As a noun, "masculine gender," from c. 1500.

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Definitions of masculine from WordNet
1
masculine (adj.)
of grammatical gender;
masculine (adj.)
associated with men and not with women;
masculine (adj.)
(music or poetry) ending on an accented beat or syllable;
a masculine cadence
the masculine rhyme of `annoy, enjoy'
2
masculine (n.)
a gender that refers chiefly (but not exclusively) to males or to objects classified as male;
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