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androgyne

[ an-druh-jahyn ]

noun

  1. an androgynous person, such as one whose appearance is neither clearly masculine nor clearly feminine.
  2. a person whose gender identity is linked to androgyny, such as by being a blend of male and female or by being neither male nor female.
    1. Older Use: Often Offensive. a person having reproductive characteristics of both sexes.
    2. a mythical early form of human in which the sexes had not been divided into two separate categories, and instead each person was both male and female at the same time.
  3. Botany. a plant having staminate and pistillate flowers in the same inflorescence.


androgyne

/ ˈændrəˌdʒaɪn /

noun

  1. another word for hermaphrodite


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Word History and Origins

Origin of androgyne1

First recorded in 1545–55; from Middle French, from Latin androgynus, from Greek andrógynos “hermaphrodite,” equivalent to andro- + gyn- + -os, masculine noun suffix

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Word History and Origins

Origin of androgyne1

C17: from Old French, via Latin from Greek androgunos, from anēr man + gunē woman

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Example Sentences

Androgyne/Androgynous - someone who neither identifies with, nor presents as, a man or woman.

The last point is brought within the scope of our inquiry because the Palladium is an androgyne order.

The scarab it must be remembered was in the Egyptian thought, an androgyne.

Figures 51 to 60 are varions representations of the union of the four, the arba, the androgyne, or the linga-yoni.

These are representations of Ashtaroth—the androgyne deity in which the female predominates.

Sweat-born, egg-born and Androgyne are the terms used in the Secret Doctrine.

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