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Origin of gyno-
WORDS THAT USE GYNO-
What does gyno- mean?
Gyno- comes from the Greek gynḗ, meaning “woman,” among other related senses.
Gyno- is a variant of gyneco-. Another variant of gyneco- is gyne-. Some corresponding forms of gyneco- combined to the end of words include -gyne, -gynous, and -gyny. Learn about their overlap and distinctions in the Words That Use articles for each form.
As you can see, the Greek gynḗ has proven to be very productive in English.
Examples of gyno-
As we know, gyno- means “woman.” The second part of the word, -cracy, is used to mean “rule” or “government.” So, gynocracy indeed literally translates to “government by women.”
What are some words that use the combining form gyno-?
- gynoecium (using the equivalent from of gyno- in Greek)
- gynostemia (using the equivalent from of gyno- in New Latin)
What are some other forms that gyno- may be commonly confused with?