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  • n. Alternative spelling of bride price.

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Examples

  • He wants her, she wants him, and since Jacob is broke and can't pay the bride-price, "How about I work for you for seven years, after which Rachael and I will marry?"

    John R. Coats: Five Human Lessons from Genesis That Still Apply Today

  • The girl will not fetch a bride-price, and neither will her sisters or her cousins, because the mere suspicion of independent feeling and female action in their family taints them too.

    Nomad

  • The boy's father, afraid that the marriage would not last long and that the high bride-price would be demanded once the bride and her family found out, forced him to leave Roya waiting.

    Setareh Sabety: Working Class and Female in Iran

  • Consider cattle as bride-price among the Masai, sacred cattle in India, or the Táin Bó Cúailnge otherwise known as the Cooley Cattle Raid.

    Gregory Cochran: What Do Cows' Milk And Thicker Skulls Have In Common?

  • Consider cattle as bride-price among the Masai, sacred cattle in India, or the Táin Bó Cúailnge otherwise known as the Cooley Cattle Raid.

    Gregory Cochran: What Do Cows' Milk And Thicker Skulls Have In Common?

  • The bride-price custom ceased to exist after a number of years in Israel.

    Kurdish Women.

  • Marriages were contracted after the bride-price was agreed upon and this was formalized with a handshake.

    Kurdish Women.

  • Amongst the Iraqi and Turkish Kurds the bride-price custom was common.

    Kurdish Women.

  • In many cases the father of the bride-to-be gave the bride-price to his daughter to use in order to buy material for her clothes and household goods, though formally these had to be provided by the husband.

    Kurdish Women.

  • Once the terms of the agreement of the marriage contract were decided, the kiddushin ceremony was conducted and the father of the bride received the bride-price (money or goods) from the groom or his father.

    Kurdish Women.

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