matrilineal

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

matri- +‎ lineal

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  • IPA(key): /ˌmeɪtɹɪˈlɪnɪəl/, /ˌmætɹɪ-/

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matrilineal (not comparable)

  1. (anthropology) Tracing descent only through female ancestors.
    Kerala traditionally has matrilineal inheritance.
    • 1981, William Irwin Thompson, The Time Falling Bodies Take to Light: Mythology, Sexuality and the Origins of Culture, London: Rider/Hutchinson & Co., page 191:
      Enkidu expresses the values of nature, matrilineal conservatism, and the populism of the assembly, the assembly of village elders from the days before military dictatorship.

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Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English matrilineal.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ma.tri.li.ne.al/
  • Rhymes: -al
  • Hyphenation: ma‧tri‧li‧ne‧al

Adjective[edit]

matrilineal (Jawi spelling ماتريلينيال‎)

  1. (anthropology) matrilineal
    Antonym: patrilineal

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Spanish[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /matɾilineˈal/, [ma.t̪ɾi.li.neˈal]

Adjective[edit]

matrilineal (plural matrilineales)

  1. (anthropology) matrilineal

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