On Fri, 23 Oct 1998 19:36:55 +0100 "Raymond A. Brown"
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>>>determined by it.  "Masculine" and "feminine" are names of genders,
>>>either of nouns or of persons: they are not the only possible names.

>Yeah - I agree 'masculine' & 'feminine' are possible gender names and,
>indeed, are traditionally used of gender divisions in IE and Semitic
>languages.  Sexes are 'male' & 'female'.


Actually, in Hebrew the genders are the same as the sexes - _zakhar_ is
used both as "male" and "masculine", and _neqeivah_ is both "female" and

-Stephen (Steg)

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