Glossary of Linguistic Terms

Masculine Gender

Masculine Gender

Masculine gender is a grammatical gender that:

  • marks nouns having human or animal male referents
  • often marks nouns having referents that do not have distinctions of sex

(Spanish)

  • el hombre ‘the man’
  • el gallino ‘the rooster’
  • el libro ‘the book’
Page/s: 730
Source: Mish 1991

Mish, Frederick (editor). 1991.Webster's ninth new collegiate dictionary. Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster. 1,564 pages. 0877795088; indexed 0877795096; deluxe 087779510X.

Page/s: 93
Source: Hartmann and Stork 1972

Hartmann, R.R.K., and F.C. Stork. 1972.Dictionary of language and linguistics. London: Applied Science.

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