Definition of androgyne in English:


Line breaks: an¦dro|gyne
Pronunciation: /ˈandrədʒʌɪn


  • 1An androgynous individual.
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    • These human representatives of the primal animal androgynes become highly revered and powerful.
    • I'm considered an intersex person, and I see myself as an androgyne which is neither male nor female but a complex mixture of all.
    • This Agdistis, like the androgynes of Plato, was extremely mighty and had strong sexual feelings toward both men and women.
  • 1.1A hermaphrodite.
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    • It is pretty rare for an androgyne actually to * be * hermaphroditic - that is, balanced perfectly between male and female.
    • With its classic form of an egg or here, of a triangle, its autonomous sexuality, the androgyne is a perfect creature, a continuity of bliss [jouissance] which nothing can interrupt.
    • If they stay true to their nature, androgynes cannot reproduce.


mid 16th century: via Latin from Greek androgunos, from anēr, andr- 'man' + gunē 'woman'.

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