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  • n. Alternative term for bride price

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a wedding present to the bride


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  • Hailing the sword by the name of Nothung (or Needed), he plucks it from the tree as her bride-gift, and then, crying "Both bride and sister be of thy brother; and blossom the blood of the Volsungs!" clasps her as the mate the Spring has brought him.

    The Perfect Wagnerite, Commentary on the Ring

  • Having stalled Holgar I had much ado to find his master again, and endless work to persuade him to quit his sulks and join the other suitors in the hall that night, when each presented his bride-gift.

    The White Wolf and Other Fireside Tales

  • "Here is this song for her, it is no sudden bride-gift it is, no hurried asking; I bring it to Credhe of the beautiful shape, that my coming may be very bright to her."

    Gods and Fighting Men

  • "I am Daireann, daughter of Bodb Dearg, son of the Dagda," she said; "and I am come to be your wife if you will give me the bride-gift I ask."

    Gods and Fighting Men

  • Now the Vizier marvelled at the greatness of these riches yet more than the Sultan, but envy was killing him and waxed on him more and more, when he saw that the Sultan was content with the bride-gift [435] and the dowry; withal he could not gainstand the

    Alaeddin and the Enchanted Lamp

  • Herdegen's share, and one thousand each for Ann and me as a bride-gift, and he had devised goodly sums of money to the hospitals and poor of the city, and the serving-folk and retainers of the household.

    Margery — Volume 07

  • Small '), and I went not; for 'tis I that exacted a singular bride-gift, such as no woman before me had ever required of a man of the men of Erin, namely, a husband without avarice, without jealousy, without fear.

    The Ancient Irish Epic Tale Táin Bó Cúalnge


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