Definition of Punalua

1. a system of group marriages [n -S]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Punalua

pumpkinless
pumpkinlike
pumpkins
pumpkinseed
pumpkinseeds
pumpless
pumplike
pumproom
pumprooms
pumps
pumps up
pumy
pumy stone
pun
puna
punalua (current term)
punaluan
punaluas
punas
punce
punced
puncept
puncepts
punces
punch
punch-drunk
punch-up
punch-ups
punch above one's weight

Literary usage of Punalua

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1. The Primitive Family in Its Origin and Development by Carl Nicolai Starcke (1889)
"... nomenclature—Nomenclature and the clan— Importance of ceremonial—Paternal and maternal kinship—punalua kinsfolk of Malayan nomenclature—Priority of ..."

2. The Primitive Family in Its Origin and Development by Carl Nicolai Starcke (1889)
"... nomenclature—Nomenclature and the clan— Importance of ceremonial—Paternal and maternal kinship—punalua kinsfolk of Malayan nomenclature—Priority of ..."

3. The Development of Marriage and Kinship by Charles Staniland Wake (1889)
"Now, as a fact, the latter phase of punalua is associated with male kinship among the Turanian peoples, who possess a system of relationship similar to the ..."

4. Looking Forward: A Treatise on the Status of Woman and the Origin and Growth by Philip Rappaport (1906)
"But the wife of her husband's brother she calls punalua, and the several wives of her husband's brothers stand to her in the same relationship of ..."

5. The Origin of Civilisation and the Primitive Condition of Man: Mental and by John Lubbock (1875)
"Brother-in-law = wife's sister's husband = punalua. Thus a woman has husbands and sisters-in-law, but no brothers-in-law ; a man, on the contrary, ..."

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