Pilositate

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Duvenaldus, rex Limericensis, mulierem habebat umbilico tenus barbatam. Quae et cristam habuit a collo superius per spinam deorsum, in modum pulli annui, crine vestitam. mulier ista, duplici prodigio monstruosa, non hermaphrodita tamen, sed alias muliebri natura tantum emollita, ad intuentium tam risum quam stuporem, curiam assidue sequebatur. in spinae quidem pilositate, neutri; in barbae vero prolixitate, morem gerens patriae non naturae. nostris quoque diebus visa est in Connactia curiam sequens mulier, utriusque sexus naturam praeferens, et hermaphrodita. quae barbam a dextris per labri utriusque et menti medium, more virili, densam nimis et longam habebat; faciem vero sinistram, cum labri et menti parte, muliebriter planam, et omni pilositate carentem.
(Giraldus Cambrensis, Topographia Hibernica 2.20)

Duvenald, king of Limerick, had a woman with a beard down to her navel, and, also, a crest like a colt of a year old, which reached from the top of her neck down her backbone, and was covered with hair. The woman, thus remarkable for two monstrous deformities, was, however, not an hermaphrodite, but in other respects had the parts of a woman; and she constantly attended the court, an object of ridicule as well as of wonder. The fact of her spine being covered with hair neither determined her gender to be male or female; and in wearing a long beard she followed the customs of her country, though it was unnatural in her. Also, within our time, a woman was seen attending the court in Connaught, who partook of the nature of both sexes, and was an hermaphrodite. On the right side of her face she had a long and thick beard, which covered both sides of her lips to the middle of her chin, like a man; on the left, her lips and chin were smooth and hairless, like a woman. (tr. Thomas Forester, revised by Thomas Wright)

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