Musing 3


The cultural concept of a city seems very masculine to me but interestingly, the origin of the word “city” itself is of feminine nature. In German, French and Italian, for example, the word for city/town is die Stadt, la ville, and la citta which indicates that the city is female because of its feminine definite article (die, la). Furthermore, the term “metropolis” derives from the Greek word for “mother” and “city.” Any thought on this contradiction?

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