adelphopoiesis

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

adelpho +‎ -poiesis, from Ancient Greek ἀδελφοποίησις, combination: ἀδελφός (adelphós, brother) and ποίησις (poíēsis, creätion)

Noun[edit]

adelphopoiesis

  1. Fraternisation between men.
  2. (history, religion) Ceremony where males are unionised with one‐another.