Masculine

  • (adj): (music or poetry) ending on an accented beat or syllable.
    Example: "A masculine cadence"; "the masculine rhyme of 'annoy, enjoy'"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on masculine:

Masculine Ending
... Masculine ending is term used in prosody, the study of verse form ... following couplet by Longfellow, the first line has a feminine ending and the second a masculine one ... Tell me not, in mournful numbers, Life is but an empty dream! When a masculine ending is rhymed, the result is called a masculine rhyme ...
Modern Evolution Of Esperanto - Morphology
... Another gender-related change has been a gradual reduction of the number of inherently masculine words ... an Englishman", and all verbal participles used for humans, such as kuranto "a runner", were masculine unless specifically made feminine with the suffix -ino currently only some twenty words, mostly kinship ... eliminate gender from the remaining masculine roots such as patro "father" which are not essentially masculine by the introduction of a masculine suffix to ...
Sicignano (surname) - Etymology
... Possible Latin forms include, in the nominative "Sicinius", masculine singular Sicinia, feminine singular Sicinii, masculine plural Siciniae, feminine plural Sicinianus, masculine adoptive ...
Leonese Literature - Linguistic Description - Nouns
... Leonese has two genders (masculine and feminine) and two numbers (singular and plural) The main endings are -u for masculine singular and -os for masculine plural ...
List Of Masculine Latin Nouns Of The 1st Declension
... This is a list of masculine Latin nouns of the First Declension ... Most masculine common nouns of this group, though by no means all, carried a male association in ancient times ...

More definitions of "masculine":

  • (adj): Associated with men and not with women.
  • (adj): Of grammatical gender.
  • (noun): A gender that refers chiefly (but not exclusively) to males or to objects classified as male.

Famous quotes containing the word masculine:

    I took the standpoint that the profession of technologist, a man who masters matter, is a masculine profession, if not the only masculine profession there is.
    Max Frisch (1911–1991)

    Becoming Father the Nurturer rather than just Father the Provider enables a man to fully feel and express his humanity and his masculinity. Fathering is the most masculine thing a man can do.
    Frank Pittman (20th century)

    You have no word for soldiers to enjoy
    The feel of, as an apple, and to chew
    With masculine satisfaction. Not “good-by!”
    “Come back!”or “careful!” Look, and let him go.
    Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917)