Also spelled, Kinnar. They are considered a third-sex gender. Born a man, but identifies as a woman heart and soul. Just as the deity Shiva depicted in dual gender form, many believe they are just as mythical because they are super talented, artistic in dance, music and drama.
A Sworn virgin who have taken a vow of unnecessary chastity. Ok, it is necessary. They hide in the comforts of mens clothing to earn proper wages. If there is no male heir, the burrnesha takes on the role as man in order to inherit the land passed down from ancestors. As a man she gets to exercise her human rights many take for granted. Some will even marry to keep the charade going just as Glen Close did for the character Albert Nobbs.
a lesbian who behaves in a very feminine manner, not so much because she is a femme, but to distance herself from dykedom. These types tend to not even like the word "lesbian" and be very closeted. They tend to run ads that say things like, "Feminine-acting woman seeks feminine-acting woman for romance. No drugs, smokers, or butches." They are also considered irritating by dykes. 2)synonym for High Femme