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    The pink & blue represent traditional masculinity and femininity, the purple represents the combination of masculine and feminine, the black & grey represent being nothing or neither, and the white represents a combination of all of them.
    Related identities Androgyne
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    Epicene flag variation with epicene symbol.
    Alternate epicene flag made by anonymous. Yellow represents androgyny in the sense of being outside of or something other than the male or female binary. Purple represents androgyny in the sense of being a combination of male and female. Black and grey represent androgyny in the sense of being genderless, or neither male or female. Blue and pink linked via the epicene symbol in the center symbolize the linking and combining of masculinity and femininity.[1]

    Epicene is an adjective (sometimes substantive) that indicates a lack of gender distinction. The Order of the Epicene website includes a definition of epicene that they credit to the Oxford English Dictionary; 'that which exhibits characteristics of both genders, yet is neither'. The word derives from Greek epi meaning "on" and koinos meaning "common".[2] In linguistics, the adjective "epicene" is used to describe a word that has only one form for both male and female referents. Epicene can also be a nonbinary gender identity. Historically, epicene has been used to describe people who would be considered intersex by modern-day standards. While it has not been denoted as an intersex-exclusive label, it is important to be aware of this aspect of its history.

    There is no widely recognized epicene flag. The proposed epicene flags shown here were created in January 2018 by by tumblr user paintedfaceslonghair and submitted to the ask-pride-color-schemes blog.

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    1. https://www.tumblr.com/status-quo-hater/755135600588357632/epicene
    2. "epicene (adj.)". Online Etymology Dictionary. Archived from the original on 17 July 2023. Retrieved 31 January 2021.
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