EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun, plural pu·den·da . Usually [pyoo- den-d uh] /pyuˈdɛn də/ pudenda. . Anatomy the external genital organs, especially those of the female; vulva. Origin of pudendum 1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin, special use of neuter of Latin pudendus, gerundive of pudēre to be ashamed
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Examples from the Web for pudendum Historical Examples of pudendum British Dictionary definitions for pudendum noun plural -da ( -də) (often plural) the human external genital organs collectively, esp of a female Derived Forms pudendal or pudic ( ˈpjuːdɪk), adjective Word Origin for pudendum
C17: from Late Latin, from Latin
pudenda the shameful (parts), from pudēre to be ashamed
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Word Origin and History for pudendum n.
"external genitals," late 14c. (
pudenda), from Latin pudendum (plural pudenda), literally "thing to be ashamed of," neuter gerundive of pudere "make ashamed; be ashamed," from PIE root *(s)peud- "to punish, repulse." Translated into Old English as scamlim ("shame-limb"); in Middle English also anglicized as pudende (early 15c.). Related: Pudendal.
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n. pl. pu•den•da ( -də) The human external genitalia, especially of a woman. Related forms pu•den ( ′dal -dĕn) ′dəl adj.
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