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What is the Latin for 'sex'?

Updated: 12/7/2022
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The Latin word for 'sex', in its sense as gender, is the following: muliebris sexus, for a female; and virilis sexus, for a male. The word, in terms of the act, is the following: coitus; or concubitus. The former is a variation of 'coetus', which means 'a meeting together', and therefore 'an assemblage' or 'a meeting'. But the variant spelling 'coitus' only has the specific meaning. The word 'concubitus' derives from the verb 'concumbere', which literally means 'to lie or recline together [at table]. By extension, the noun and the verb take on the additional, special meaning here.

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