femininity vs muliebrity what difference

what is difference between femininity and muliebrity

English

Etymology

From Middle English femynynytee, femyninytee, equivalent to feminine +‎ -ity.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fɛmɪˈnɪnɪti/
  • Hyphenation: fem‧i‧nin‧i‧ty

Noun

femininity (usually uncountable, plural femininities)

  1. The sum of all attributes that are feminine or convey womanhood.
    Synonyms: feminineness, womanlikeness
    Antonyms: manlikeness, masculinity

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English

Etymology

From Late Latin muliebritās (womanhood; womanliness), from Latin muliēbris (feminine, womanly) + -tās (suffix forming nouns indicating a state of being); or from muliēbris +‎ -ity; compare Middle French muliebrité. Muliēbris is derived from mulier (woman; wife) (from mollior (softer; milder; weaker), comparative form of mollis (soft; mild, tender; weak), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *mel- (soft; tender; weak)) + -brīs (noun suffix denoting a person).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌmjuːlɪˈɛbɹɪti/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˌmjuliˈɛbɹəti/, /-ɾi/
  • Hyphenation: mu‧li‧e‧bri‧ty

Noun

muliebrity (countable and uncountable, plural muliebrities)

  1. (literary) The state or quality of being a woman; the features of a woman’s nature; femininity, womanhood.
    Synonyms: femaleness, femineity, womanishness, womanliness, womanness
    Antonyms: masculinity, manhood, manliness, mannishness, virility
  2. (literary) The state of attainment of womanhood following maidenhood.
  3. (physiology) The state of puberty in a female.

Alternative forms

  • muliebritie (obsolete)

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Further reading

  • femininity on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

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