androgyny

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an·drog·y·nous

 (ăn-drŏj′ə-nəs)
adj.
1. Biology Having both female and male characteristics; hermaphroditic.
2. Being neither distinguishably masculine nor feminine, as in dress, appearance, or behavior.

[From Latin androgynus, hermaphrodite, from Greek androgunos : andro-, andro- + gunē, woman; see -gynous.]

an·drog′y·nous·ly adv.
an·drog′y·ny (-ə-nē) n.

androgynism, androgyny

the possession of the characteristics of both sexes; hermaphroditism. Also androgyneity.androgynous. adj.
See also: Body, Human
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.androgyny - showing characteristics of both sexesandrogyny - showing characteristics of both sexes
sexuality, gender, sex - the properties that distinguish organisms on the basis of their reproductive roles; "she didn't want to know the sex of the foetus"
Translations

androgyny

[ænˈdrɒdʒɪnɪ] Nandroginia f

androgyny

[ænˈdrɒdʒɪni] n
(BIOLOGY)androgynie f
(fig) (in appearance, behaviour)androgynie f

androgyny

nAndrogynie f, → Zwittrigkeit f

androgyny

n androginia
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As Haakon's homosexual yearnings give way to the heterosexual praxis demanded by the patriarchal order, he insists that Perrudja follow the same path: "Als Agent des Patriarchats will Haakon den zaudernden, androgyn unentschlossenen und der polymorph perversen Vorlust zugetanenen Perrudja 'auf den rechten Weg' bringen" (Rohrwick 188).
In the early forties when academic circles were still preponderantly male-dominated, Theodore Roethke drew a brief sketch of a poem whose very brevity is in itself an attempt to foreshorten the stature of the critic: in "Academic" (from Open House) he is written off in a pat quatrain which depicts him as a persistent, almost immortal (in the negative sense of being non-disposable) sickly androgyn afflicted by "a nurse-maid waddle and a shop-girl simper" (3).
Deppermann (126): "Der 'neue Mensch' wird von Nietzsche ganz offensichtlich androgyn konnotiert.