Part of speech: noun
Origin: Latin, 16th century
Womanly qualities; womanhood.
Examples of Muliebrity in a sentence
"Women express muliebrity in many different ways, ranging from motherhood to paths at home, in the workplace, and in the public sphere."
"Eileen felt most at home in her muliebrity when she became a grandmother."
“Muliebrity” is based on the Latin “muliebritās,” meaning “womanliness.”
Did you Know?
“Muliebrity” is a way of describing womanhood, with roots stretching back to Latin, so it records a history of the way the Romans, and later English-speaking civilizations, thought of women. The Latin root “mulier” can mean either “woman” or “wife.” Such similarities exist in modern languages as well: The French word “femme” can mean both “woman” and “wife.” However, today, womanhood and womanly qualities are expressed across a spectrum of characteristics and experiences that span beyond matrimony.