Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Sex; also, either sex, male or female.

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  • The Latin root 'sexus' means 'male or female gender'.

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  • Sometimes I like it better if we have sexus interruptus!

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  • De nobilitate et praecellentia foeminei sexus, édition critique d'après le texte d'Anvers

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  • De nobilitate et praecellentia foeminei sexus declamatio/

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  • Geiton the hero, a handsome, curly-pated hobbledehoy of seventeen, with his câlinerie and wheedling tongue, is courted like one of the sequor sexus: his lovers are inordinately jealous of him and his desertion leaves deep scars upon the heart.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Australes ne sacra quidem publica fieri patiuntur, nisi uterque sexus pariete medio dividatur: et quum in Angliam inquit, legationis causa profectus essem, audivi Mendozam legatum

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  • Note 31: Salimbene de Adam Chronica, ed.O. Holder-Egger, MGH SS 32.30: "Eodem anno, scilicet MCCXII, trium puerorum quasi duodennium, qui se visionem vidisse dicebant, crucis signaculum assumentium in partibus Colonie persuasu multitudo innumera pauperum utriusque sexus et puerorum de Theotonia peregrinantium in Ytalia crucesignatorum accessit, unanimi corde et una voce dicentium se per siccum maria transituros et terram sanctam Ierusalem in Dei potentia recuperaturos; sed demum quasi evanuit universa." back

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  • Many sources specify puerorum utriusque sexus or pueros et puellas or tam masculorum quam puellarum (without any reference to the males as boys, although the second half of the phrase implies the youth of the former; see Annales Spirenses, ed.G. Pertz, MGH SS 17.80, which finds a parallel in Chronicon Ebersheimense, ed.L. Weiland, MGH SS 23.450: "puerorum comitatu … tam masculi quam puelle").

    A Tender Age: Cultural Anxieties over the Child in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries

  • Note 23: Annales Admuntenses (continuatio), ed.W. Wattenbach, MGH SS 9.592: "Facta est expeditio puerorum utriusque sexus instintu diabolico, et preterea virorum et mulierum provectorum, quorum dux erat Nicolaus quidam puer de Colonia." back

    A Tender Age: Cultural Anxieties over the Child in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries

  • They are the sexus sequior, the second sex in every respect, therefore their weaknesses should be spared, but to treat women with extreme reverence is ridiculous, and lowers us in their own eyes.

    Essays of Schopenhauer

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