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Saltos de línea: hyper|gamy
Pronunciación: /hʌɪˈpəːɡəmi

Definición de hypergamy en inglés:


[mass noun]
The action of marrying a person of a superior caste or class.
Example sentences
  • Family connections help here, and hypergamy (marriage into a higher class) for both men and women is very important.
  • All these strata tend to be endogamous or, in the south, observe the marital rule of hypergamy.
  • Hockings and Merchant collaborate in the final essay to examine hypergamy and hypogamy in pre-modern Kerala.


late 19th century: from hyper- 'above' + Greek gamos 'marriage'.

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