androgyny etymology

English word androgyny comes from English andro- (Human. Man, male.), English -gyny

Detailed word origin of androgyny

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
andro- English (eng) Human. Man, male.
-gyny English (eng) (botany) a situation with respect to female plant organs. (botany) having a specified number or type of female plant organs. The state of having a specific number of wives.
androgyny English (eng) Hermaphroditism.. The state of appearing to be neither feminine nor masculine.. The state of having traits of both male and female genders. [from the mid 19th century].

Words with the same origin as androgyny

Descendants of andro-
andragogy androblastoma androcracy androcratic androdioecism androdioecy androgen androgenemia andrology andromimetic andromonoecy andromorphic andropathy androphagous androphile androphore andropodium androsexual androsphere androsphinx androtomy anthro- anthrogenic xenoandrogen
Descendants of -gyny
epigyny monogyny philogyny proterogynous protogyny