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  • n. Alternative spelling of bride price.


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  • In Yoruba, twelve strings were almost worth a brideprice.

    Cowrie Shells

  • He paid the brideprice fully (Standtall no vex o, one must still fulfill tradition).

    True -lie (My turn)

  • Hmmmm, I see our brideprice on Ms. A is steadily creeping up, Orange prize and all.

    Back on the blog, almost...

  • "My husband loves me 1.2 princess-cut carats of D-grade clarity, as opposed to your husband's lesser .97 emerald-cut carat of E-grade clarity!" isn't any different in my mind from a villager in a poorer nation advertising the extraordinary number of cows and chickens that made up her brideprice.

    What's That Got To Do With the Price of an Intact Hymen in China?

  • "We are going into this marriage with all the lobola (brideprice) that we have ... including data," he said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • As the bachelor warriors grew older, they gave up their boy-wives, paid brideprice for a woman—several if they could afford it, for the Azande were polygynous—and fathered many children.

    Why Nothing Works

  • Since older men married several women at a time, there was a shortage of female wives for the junior men who also depended on the seniors to pay brideprice.

    Why Nothing Works

  • These young warriors traditionally “married” boys and satisfied their sexual needs with them during their early years of military service before they were able to pay the “brideprice” needed to marry a woman.

    Why Nothing Works

  • The _bonga_ pays the usual brideprice and applies _sindur_ to her forehead.

    Folklore of the Santal Parganas

  • So proclamation was made that all the men were to assemble outside the palace and that three of them would receive the Raja's daughters in marriage without having to pay any brideprice.

    Folklore of the Santal Parganas


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