adelphopoiesis

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek ἀδελφοποίησις (adelphopoíēsis), from ἀδελφός (adelphós, brother) + ποίησις (poíēsis, creätion); synchronically adelpho- +‎ -poiesis.

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adelphopoiesis

  1. Fraternisation between men.
  2. (historical, religion) A ceremony where males are unionised with one another.

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