Definition of Berdaches

1. Noun. (plural of berdache) ¹



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Definition of Berdaches

1. berdache [n] - See also: berdache

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Berdaches

berberines
berberins
berberis
berberises
berberries
berberry
berborite
berborites
bercaries
bercary
berceau
berceaux
berceuse
berceuses
berdaches (current term)
berdash
berdashes
berdesinskiite
bere
bereave
bereaved
bereavement
bereavements
bereaven
bereaver
bereavers
bereaves
bereaving
berede

Literary usage of Berdaches

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1. Social Life of the Crow Indians by Robert Harry Lowie (1912)
"berdaches (bate). Maximilian writes of the Crow: "Sie haben viele ... berdaches naturally associate with girls and pretend to have sweethearts among the men ..."

2. The Sia by Matilda Coxe Stevenson (1894)
"The French Canadians call those men berdaches who dress in women's ... By most whites these berdaches are incorrectly sup posed to be hermaphrodites. ..."

3. The Sun Dance of the Crow Indians by Robert Harry Lowie (1915)
"The berdaches were hiding, but at last one was discovered and brought to the spot amidst the laughter of the crowd. Being ashamed, he would cover his face. ..."

4. Societies of the Plains Indians by Clark Wissler (1916)
"One informant claimed the dreams must be of " buffalo who are men" or pote win kte (hermaphrodite buffalo). Such buffalo are regarded as berdaches. ..."

5. Myths and Traditions of the Crow Indians by Robert Harry Lowie (1918)
"They made a mistake with some, who became half-men and since then we have had bate (berdaches). Red-woman said, "We forgot to give people any medicines, ..."

6. Ethnography and Philology of the Hidatsa Indians by Washington Matthews (1877)
"Such are called by the French Canadians "berdaches"; and by most whites are incorrectly supposed to be hermaphrodites. mid mic ki, comp. pers. pron., ..."

7. Early History of the Creek Indians and Their Neighbors by John Reed Swanton (1922)
"... young boys, and berdaches, but frequently it seems to have been confined to parched corn.4 The following descriptions of the conduct of a Florida war ..."

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