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18:29 Nov 10, 2007
English to Icelandic translations [PRO]
Linguistics
English term or phrase: androgyne
Hello. I'd like to know how do you say, "androgyne" in Icelandic? An androgyne is a person
being neither distinguishably masculine nor feminine, as in dress, appearance, or behavior.

Please let me know. Thank you.
xxxMarkieWP
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Summary of answers provided
5tvíkynja
SkoposILP
4tvíkynjaMatthiasMar
5 -1tvíkynjaJohann Kristjansson


Discussion entries: 1





  

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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): -1
tvíkynja


Explanation:
Actual meaning is "of two sexes".

Hope this helps.

JRK

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Note added at 1 hr (2007-11-10 20:19:24 GMT)
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This is an adjective. The nearest noun would be "tvíkynjungur" which is the Icelandic equivalent to "hermaphrodite".

Best,
JRK


    Reference: http://herdubreid.rhi.hi.is:1026/wordbank/search
Johann Kristjansson
Iceland
Local time: 06:45
Native speaker of: Native in IcelandicIcelandic
PRO pts in category: 4
Notes to answerer
Asker: Hi-I'm looking for a noun. Is that a noun or an adjective you posted?


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Leif Henriksen: There is a distinct difference between the dual-gendered hermaphrodite and the non-gendered androgyne.
1 hr
  -> LeifHenrix: I said "nearest" noun. In fact I don't think there is a noun in Icelandic which covers "androgyne" perfectly. You can disagree as you like, but the adjective is listed as it is in dictionaries. JRK
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214 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
tvíkynja


Explanation:
The prefix tví = "bi"

Example sentence(s):
  • Tvíkynjun er meðfætt ástand sem einkennist af því að í sama einstaklingi er bæði eggjastokka- og eistavefur...

    Reference: http://www.visindavefur.is/svar.php?id=4834
MatthiasMar
Iceland
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Native speaker of: Native in IcelandicIcelandic
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1213 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
tvíkynja


Explanation:
the only way to do it.

SkoposILP
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