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Old June 18, 2014, 02:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Julvenzor View Post
There is no scientific reasons for it, just it's an etymological issue.
And even then it's a rare one: the Latin word flos is masculine, but at some point most of the Romance languages have made their cognate words feminine. (Italian is an exception). I wonder whether it happened in Mediaevel Latin, perhaps influenced by the goddess Flora.
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