- Coined by Riane Eisler in The Chalice and the Blade (1987) from Ancient Greek γυνή (gynē, "woman"), λύειν (lyein) or λύω (lyō, "to solve, resolve; to dissolve, set free"), and ἀνήρ (anēr, "man"). (Wiktionary)
“Minangkabau, the society recognized among anthropologists as the world's largest and most stable surviving matriarchy* (though some prefer to call it a gylany, matrix, matrifocal or matricentric society, or something else to avoid conjuring images of mythical Amazons).”
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