- Partitive plural form of nova.
From Vulgar Latin *novia < Latin nova. Compare Portuguese noiva. See also novio.
novia f (plural novias, masculine novio)
- feminine equivalent of novio, girlfriend, fiancée
- (wedding) feminine equivalent of novio, bride
The noun novio is like several other Spanish nouns with a human referent. The masculine forms are used when the referent is known to be male, a group of males, a group of mixed or unknown gender, or an individual of unknown or unspecified gender. The feminine forms are used if the referent is known to be female or a group of females.