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:

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 ...
Sicignano (surname) - Etymology
... Possible Latin forms include, in the nominative "Sicinius", masculine singular Sicinia, feminine singular Sicinii, masculine plural Siciniae, feminine plural Sicinianus ...
Modern Evolution Of Esperanto - Morphology
... a gradual reduction of the number of inherently masculine words ... 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 ... radical change has been to purposefully eliminate gender from the remaining masculine roots such as patro "father" which are not essentially masculine by the ...
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 ... me not, in mournful numbers, Life is but an empty dream! When a masculine ending is rhymed, the result is called a masculine rhyme ...
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 ...

More definitions of "masculine":

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

Famous quotes containing the word masculine:

    With all her masculine vigour and glory, Greece fell, gradually atrophied, because one half of her had been, of set purpose, intellectually and politically paralyzed.
    Tennessee Claflin (1846–1923)

    ... no woman is really an insider in the institutions fathered by masculine consciousness.
    Adrienne Rich (b. 1929)

    The theory [before the twentieth century] ... was that all the jobs in the world belonged by right to men, and that only men were by nature entitled to wages. If a woman earned money, outside domestic service, it was because some misfortune had deprived her of masculine protection.
    Rheta Childe Dorr (1866–1948)