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English[uredi]

Etymology[uredi]

Respelling of men

based on womyn

, which was itself respelled so as to be spelled differently from men.

Noun[uredi]

myn pl (plural only)

  1. (very rare, chiefly humorous) Alternative spelling of men (plural of )
      • 1994, John Leo, Two Steps Ahead of the Thought Police →ISBN, page 41:
        Old Yeller — Senior animal companion of color.
        Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs — One of the monocultural oppressed womyn confronts the vertically challenged.
        Men at Arms — The myn are at it again.
      • 2000 April, Out, volume 8, number 10, page 54:
        [] the 12th Gulf Coast Womyn's Festival is here. (Once again, myn are strictly forbidden.) The weekend-long event holds the promise of craft markets, acoustic folk sing-alongs, and Southern-food potlucks.
      • 2005, Lisa Lees, Fragments of Gender →ISBN, page 30:
        I do not expect to be included in all 'womyn space' (nor, truth be told, do I wish to be). But if the choice is between womyn space and myn space, I sure as heck do not belong in the latter.

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    Etymology[uredi]

    From Holandski mijn, from Srednji Holandski mine, from Stari Francuski mine, from Rani Latinski mina, from Gaulish, from Proto-Celtic *mēnis (ore, metal). Some senses were borrowed in Dutch from Francuski mine (explosive device) and Srednji Francuski mine (tunnel for sapping).

    Noun[uredi]

    Šablon:af-noun

    1. (place or tunnel for the excavation of mineral resources)
      1. (hidden device that explodes when triggered)
        1. (tunnel used for sapping enemy defence works or lines)

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