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Definition of Polygyny
Polygyny Po*lyg"y*ny, n. [Poly- + Gr. ? woman, wife.]
The state or practice of having several wives at the same
time; marriage to several wives. --H. Spenser.
Meaning of Polygyny from wikipedia
(/pəˈlɪdʒɪniː/; from Neocl****ical Gr**** πολυγυνία from πολύ- poly- "many", and γυνή gyne "woman" or "wife") is the most common
- and polygyny
can be found
in later sections
of this article; see Muslim Feminism
. Most modern Muslims
view the practice
(/pəˈlɪdʒɪniː/; from Neo-Gr**** πολυγυνία from πολύ- poly- "many", and γυνή gyne "woman" or "wife") is a mating system
one male lives...
- almost exclusively
(one man having
more than one wife) and not polyandry
(one woman having
more than one husband). Polygyny
is not forbidden
- being whenever
feel ready, financially
and emotionally. Polygyny
in Islam under
some conditions, but polyandry
to the Ethnographic Atlas
(1998), of 1,231 societies
noted, 588 had frequent polygyny
, 453 had occasional polygyny
, 186 were...
- A lek is an aggregation
of male animals gathered
displays, lekking, to entice visiting females which
two or more husbands
at the same time. Polyandry
one male and two or more females. If a marriage involves
- the world
noted, 186 were monogamous; 453 had occasional polygyny
; 588 had more frequent polygyny
; and 4 had polyandry. However, this does not take into...
— a woman
has multiple husbands polygyny
— a man has multiple wives plural marriage
— a form of polygyny
****ociated with the Latter
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