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noun. womanhood (time or state)

A word in the Gnomish Lexicon of the 1910s glossed “womanhood” referring to either “time or state”, an abstract noun formation based on G. gwin “woman, female” (GL/45).


  • Eq. qinde “womanliness, femininity; (concr.) women as a whole”