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- n. Someone menstruating.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Subject to monthly flowing or menses.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Subject to monthly flowings; in the state of menstruation: as, a menstruant woman.
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According to Leviticus 20: 18 coitus with a menstruant was forbidden and carried the punishment of karet.
The act of coitus transferred the entire seven days of impurity to the man, as well as the power to contaminate as a menstruant (Leviticus 15: 24).
The laws of niddah, which determine the ritual status of a menstruating woman and the prescriptions for her sexual behavior, derive from biblical prohibitions regarding contact with a menstruant.
This teaches neither to approach nor to uncover only regarding the menstruant woman; from whence is [the prohibition] neither to approach nor to uncover, regarding all the forbidden sexual relations?
This is certainly so for young men, whose vigor is with them, and by their being bested by their urge, they are expected and liable to violate the prohibition of [relations with] a menstruant woman, Heaven forbid.
He specifically states that a menstruant (niddah) may hold a Torah scroll (MT Sefer Torah 10: 8).
In the view of Rabbi Akiva, even a menstruant may/must wear her makeup and jewelry in order that she not become unattractive to her husband.
The text mentions women explicitly only when it deals with subjects of concern only to them, as in the laws concerning the menstruant, discharge from the reproductive organs, and childbirth.
The root of the term is ndd or ndh, which means wandering or exclusion, related most certainly to the exclusion of the menstruant from ordinary social activities.
Intercourse with a menstruant was wrong due to the sanctity of life blood, and or because the seed is not to go in when the blood is coming out (and no Kotex then), not is it to go in where the "exhaust" is expelled, if i must make my point.