From naqab; female (from the sexual form) -- female.
see HEBREW naqab
נְקֵבָה noun feminine female (perforata (BaNB 166); so Thes and most; > another view in SchwZAW xi (1891), 181f.; Idioticon 57; Late Hebrew = Biblical Hebrew; Aramaic נוּקְבְּתָא נוּקְבָּא,, , ); — always absolute ׳נ Jeremiah 31:22 21t. (all Pentateuch, and all P except Deuteronomy 4:16):