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    What is usual gender of Death in English? I've seen in a dictionary that it's of masculine gender, due to the image of Gream Reaper. But, I've also seen a film where Death was shown as a woman (so there it was of feminine gender, like it is in Russian). Thanks in advance!

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    Default Re: Gender of DEATH

    Quote Originally Posted by b.a.d. View Post
    What is usual gender of Death in English? I've seen in a dictionary that it's of masculine gender, due to the image of Gream Reaper. But, I've also seen a film where Death was shown as a woman (so there it was of feminine gender, like it is in Russian). Thanks in advance!
    Death has no official gender in English. When it's anthropomorphized, it's usually as a man, but not always.

    [I edit writing and have tutored college writing.]

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