adelphic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek ἀδελφικός (adelphikós, brotherly), from ἀδελφός (adelphós, brother); synchronically, adelpho- +‎ -ic.

Adjective[edit]

adelphic (comparative more adelphic, superlative most adelphic)

  1. Describing a form of polyandry in which a woman is married to two or more brothers
  2. fraternal

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