Ahead of International Women’s Day, on March 8, we take a look at where the word “woman” originated. Ahead of International Women’s Day, on March 8, we take a look at where the word “woman” originated.
Ahead of International Women’s Day, on March 8, we take a look at where the word “woman” originated.
Lisa Lim
Opinion

Opinion

Language Matters by Lisa Lim

Where the word ‘woman’ comes from and how it has evolved with the times

  • No, it is not composed of womb, woe or wee with ‘man’, as folk etymology would have you believe
  • Gender-fluid spellings – ‘womxn’, ‘womyn’, ‘womon’ – are becoming more widely used, but where did they come from?

Ahead of International Women’s Day, on March 8, we take a look at where the word “woman” originated. Ahead of International Women’s Day, on March 8, we take a look at where the word “woman” originated.
Ahead of International Women’s Day, on March 8, we take a look at where the word “woman” originated.
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