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Unread 01-29-2021, 09:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Kevin Rainbow View Post
woman - a "man" who is a "wife"
Yes, but it's important to recall that "man" in Old English meant "human being," regardless of gender. Males were called "werman" and females were called "wifman." Over time, the "wer" was dropped for males and the "wif" turned into "wo" for females.
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