> > Could somebody here please explain me the etymology of
> > the english word "woman"?
> OE wifman, i.e. wife-man.
True but misleading. _Wif_ meant "woman" in OE, not "wife", and _man_ was
ambiguous between "adult male" and "human being" in OE as in ModE.
So it's a transparent compound meaning "female human being".