Definition of Epicenes

1. Noun. (plural of epicene) ¹



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Definition of Epicenes

1. epicene [n] - See also: epicene

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Epicenes

epicaricacy
epicarican
epicarp
epicarpal
epicarps
epicatechin
epicede
epicedes
epicedia
epicedial
epicedium
epicellular
epicene pronoun
epicene pronouns
epicenes (current term)
epicenism
epicenisms
epicenter
epicenters
epicentra
epicentral
epicentre
epicentres
epicentrum
epicerastic
epichirema
epichiremas
epichiremata
epichlorohydrin

Literary usage of Epicenes

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1. New High German: A Comparative Study by William Winston Valentine (1894)
"With the names of birds in Eng. the epicenes fluctuate between Masc. and ... By means of an Attributive Adjective with epicenes when the desire is to be ..."

2. The Sacra Idulia in Ovid's Fasti: A Study of Ovid's Credibility in Regard to by Horace Wetherill Wright (1917)
"It would seem possible only in the case of true epicenes, if such a term may be employed; that is, of words which have only one grammatical gender, ..."

3. Grammar of the Greek Language, for the Use of High Schools and Colleges by Raphael Kühner, Bela Bates Edwards (1844)
"From nouns of Common gender, those termed epicenes ... To these epicenes belong, first, most of the names of beasts, ..."

4. The New American Latin Grammar, Or, A Complete Introduction to the Latin by Edward Rigg (1807)
"epicenes, These are commonly called epicenes, in which the Sex cannot easily be distinguished; and being but of one Gender, do. notwithstanding, ..."

5. A Grammar of the Latin Language: For the Use of Schools and Colleges by Ethan Allen Andrews, Solomon Stoddard (1853)
"epicenes. NEUTERS. § 31. When nouns of the common gender denote males, ... epicenes. Names of animals which include both sexes, but which admit of an ..."

6. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1859)
"Both terms, however, Godard and Franck, appear in this case to be used as epicenes, ie, without reference to sex.] L'Abbaye de Quincy. ..."

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