Definición de phratry en inglés:


Saltos de línea: phratry
Pronunciación: /ˈfreɪtri

sustantivo (plural phratries)

  • A descent group or kinship group in some tribal societies.
    Más ejemplos en oraciones
    • Gond society is divided into four groups known as phratries or sagas in Gondi.
    • In Classical Athens, for example, when a child was no longer a baby, at the age of three, it would be presented to the family clan, the phratry, and subsequently would participate in the choes festival for the first time that same year.
    • Aristotle, at Politics 128036-8, remarks that ‘thusiai’, groups which sacrifice together, are a precondition for the city, along with families, phratries, and other works of friendship.


mid 19th century: from Greek phratria, from phratēr 'clansman'.

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