Definition of Phratries

1. Noun. (plural of phratry) ¹



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Definition of Phratries

1. phratry [n] - See also: phratry

Lexicographical Neighbors of Phratries

phraseological
phraseologies
phraseologist
phraseologists
phraseology
phraser
phrasers
phrases
phrasier
phrasiest
phrasing
phrasings
phrasy
phratral
phratric
phratries (current term)
phratry
phreak
phreaked
phreaker
phreakers
phreaking
phreakings
phreaks
phreatic
phreatomagmatic
phreatophyte
phreatophytes
phreatophytic
phren

Literary usage of Phratries

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Constitutional Antiquities of Sparta and Athens by Gustav Gilbert (1895)
"... in the traditional account given by the lexicographers as connected with the phratries on the following system :—each Phyle contained three phratries, ..."

2. Kinship Organisations and Group Marriage in Australia by Northcote Whitridge Thomas (1906)
"... 80 Toda phratries, 10 Totem and phratry, 9 Totems and classes, 89 Ta as suffix ... 142 marriage rules, 98 phratries, 49 polygamy, 135 Uru as suffix, 53, ..."

3. The Miscellaneous Writings of John Fiske: With Many Portraits of Illustrious by John Fiske (1902)
"For example, a tribe of North American Indians is regularly made up of phratries, and the phratries are made up of clans ; and, strange as it might at first ..."

4. Ancient Society: Or, Researches in the Lines of Human Progress from Savagery by Lewis Henry Morgan (1907)
"phratries OF THE ... Each of the four tribes of the Athenians was organized in three phratries, each composed of thirty gentes, making a total of twelve ..."

5. Herodotus: the fourth, fifth, and sixth books by Herodotus, Reginald Walter Macan (1895)
"The author asserts that Kleisthenes left the phratries and Gentes as he found them. phratries, indeed, existed in Athens after Kleisthenes in name and ..."

6. The Secret of the Totem by Andrew Lang (1905)
"CHAPTER VII RISE OF phratries AND TOTEM KINS How phratries and totem kins were developed—Local animal-named groups would be exogamous—Children in these will ..."

7. History of Greece: I. Legendary Greece. II. Grecian History to the Reign of by George Grote (1849)
"It is not easy to make out distinctly what was the political position of the ancient Gentes and phratries, as Solon left them. The four tribes consisted ..."

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