The term woman is usually reserved for an adult, with the term girl being the usual term for a female child or adolescent. The term woman is also sometimes used to identify a female human, regardless of age, as in phrases such as "women's rights". "Woman" may also refer to a person's gender identity. Women with typical genetic development are usually capable of giving birth from puberty until menopause. In the context of gender identity, transgender people who are biologically determined to be male and identify as women cannot give birth. Some intersex people who identify as women cannot give birth due to either sterility or inheriting one or more Y chromosomes. In extremely rare cases, people who have Swyer syndrome can give birth with medical assistance. Throughout history women have assumed or been assigned various social roles.

Etymology

The spelling of woman in English has progressed over the past millennium from wīfmann to wīmmann to wumman, and finally, the modern spelling woman. In Old English, wīfmann meant "female human", whereas wēr meant "male human". Mann or monn had a gender-neutral meaning of "human", corresponding to Modern English "person" or "someone"; however, subsequent to the Norman Conquest, man began to be used more in reference to "male human", and by the late 13th century had begun to eclipse usage of the older term wēr. The medial labial consonants f and m in wīfmann coalesced into the modern form "woman", while the initial element, which meant "female", underwent semantic narrowing to the sense of a married woman ("wife"). It is a popular misconception that the term "woman" is etymologically connected with "womb", which is from a separate Old English word, wambe meaning "stomach" (of male or female; modern German retains the colloquial term "Wampe" from Middle High German for "potbelly"). Nevertheless, such a false derivation of "woman" has appeared in print.

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The Record 02 Mar 2021
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Hindustan Times 02 Mar 2021
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The News International 02 Mar 2021
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The Times of India 02 Mar 2021
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News-Press Now 02 Mar 2021
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BJP's Premanand Shetty elected mayor of Mangaluru

The Times of India 02 Mar 2021
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Cuomo accuser blasts attempted apology, 'predatory behavior'

San Francisco Chronicle 02 Mar 2021
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New WTO chief pushes for vaccine access, fisheries deal

The Philadelphia Tribune 02 Mar 2021
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New world trade chief pushes for vaccine access

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 02 Mar 2021
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Chicago Sun-Times 02 Mar 2021
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Dawn 02 Mar 2021
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