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Meaning of "phratry" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD PHRATRY

From Greek phratria clan, from phratēr fellow clansman; compare Latin frāter brother.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF PHRATRY

phratry  [ˈfreɪtrɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PHRATRY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Phratry is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES PHRATRY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Phratry

In ancient Greece, a phratry (phratria, Greek: φ(ρ)ατρία, "brotherhood", "kinfolk", derived from φρατήρ meaning "brother") was a social division of the Greek tribe (phyle). The nature of these phratries is, in the words of one historian, "the darkest problem among the social institutions." Little is known about the role they played in Greek social life, but they existed from the Greek Dark Ages until the 2nd century BC; Homer refers to them several times, in passages that appear to describe the social environment of his times. In Athens, enrollment in a phratry seems to have been the basic requirement for citizenship in the state before the reforms of Cleisthenes in 508 BC. From their peak of prominence in the Dark Ages, when they appear to have been a substantial force in Greek social life, phratries gradually declined in significance throughout the classical period as other groups (such as political parties) gained influence at their cost.

Definition of phratry in the English dictionary

The definition of phratry in the dictionary is a group of people within a tribe who have a common ancestor.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PHRATRY


asymmetry
æˈsɪmɪtrɪ
audiometry
ˌɔːdɪˈɒmɪtrɪ
cabinetry
ˈkæbɪnɪtrɪ
calorimetry
ˌkæləˈrɪmɪtrɪ
cemetery
ˈsɛmɪtrɪ
circuitry
ˈsɜːkɪtrɪ
corsetry
ˈkɔːsɪtrɪ
cytometry
saɪˈtɒmɪtrɪ
fratry
ˈfreɪtrɪ
geometry
dʒɪˈɒmɪtrɪ
morphometry
mɔːˈfɒmɪtrɪ
optometry
ɒpˈtɒmɪtrɪ
poetry
ˈpəʊɪtrɪ
spectrometry
spɛkˈtrɒmɪtrɪ
stoichiometry
ˌstɔɪkɪˈɒmɪtrɪ
supersymmetry
ˌsuːpəˈsɪmɪtrɪ
symmetry
ˈsɪmɪtrɪ
telemetry
tɪˈlɛmɪtrɪ
toiletry
ˈtɔɪlɪtrɪ
trigonometry
ˌtrɪɡəˈnɒmɪtrɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PHRATRY

phrasemaking
phraseman
phrasemonger
phraseogram
phraseograph
phraseographic
phraseography
phraseologic
phraseological
phraseologically
phraseologies
phraseologist
phraseology
phraser
phrasing
phrasy
phratral
phratric
phratries
phreak

WORDS THAT END LIKE PHRATRY

allopatry
anthropolatry
barratry
cosmolatry
ecclesiolatry
hierolatry
ichthyolatry
idolatry
litholatry
lordolatry
Maryolatry
neuropsychiatry
orthopsychiatry
physiatry
physiolatry
podiatry
psychiatry
symbololatry
sympatry
thaumatolatry

Synonyms and antonyms of phratry in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «phratry» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PHRATRY

Find out the translation of phratry to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of phratry from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «phratry» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

胞族
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

fratría
570 millions of speakers

English

phratry
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

phratry
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

phratry
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

фратрия
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

fratria
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

phratry
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

phratrie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Phratry
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Phratrie
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

phratry
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

phratry
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Phratry
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

phratry
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குல முறைப்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

फ्रॅटरी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

phratry
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

fratria
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

fratrii
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Фратрія
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

phratry
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

φρατρία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

phratry
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

PHRATRY
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

phratry
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of phratry

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PHRATRY»

The term «phratry» is normally little used and occupies the 122.206 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PHRATRY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about phratry

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PHRATRY»

Discover the use of phratry in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to phratry and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Ancient Greek Religion
First, as a proof of his legitimacy, he was presented to the phratry (“brotherhood”) of his father. When he was sixteen years old, he was again formally presented to the phratry, and the successful completion of that rite meant that at the age of ...
Jon D. Mikalson, 2011
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Invitation to Social and Cultural Anthropology
PHRATRY A phratry is a unilineal descent group composed of a number of supposedly related clans or sibs. The clans in a phratry system retain their separate identities, but each clan in a phratry feels some sort of special identity to the others ...
K. N. Dash, 2004
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The Phratries of Attica
Chapter 4 Apatouria, Admission, and Membership The focus of attention in the last two chapters has been the phratry's internal structure. In this and the following two chapters, the aim will be to give an account of the phratry's activities .
S. D. Lambert, 1998
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The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State
Among numerous Indian tribes having more than five or six gentes, we find three, four and more gentes united in a special group which Morgan — faithfully translating the Indian term by its Greek counterpart — calls the phratry ( brotherhood).
Friedrich Engels, 2004
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Women in Antiquity: New Assessments
phratry know that he had a daughter, but even she was not enrolled. The speaker in Isaeus 3.73 alludes to the possibility of introducing (eisagonti) a daughter to a phratry if she was destined to be an epikleros and eventually to produce a son ...
Richard Hawley, Barbara Levick, 2002
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The Secret of the Totem:
type is in two intermarrying divisions (which we call "exogamous moieties," c " phratries"), and each phratry bears a name which, when it can be translatec is, as a rule, that of an animal.[71 We shall show later why the meaning of thl names has ...
Andrew Lang, 2014
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Against Neaira
The phratries and gene accepted only citizens and the majority of Athenians belonged to a phratry; many were also members of a subgroup of the phratry called genos. Phratry and genos were institutions of considerable antiquity, perhaps ...
Apollodoros, K. A. Kapparis, 1999
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A Dictionary of the Ancient Greek World
Like other aspects of Greek citizenship and military life, the phratry was mainly the province of adult, citizen males. During the era of Greek aristocratic rule (circa 1000-600 B.C.), a man did not need to be of noble blood to belong to a phratry, ...
David Sacks, Oswyn Murray, 1995
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Ancient Greece: Social and Historical Documents from Archaic ...
an Ionian festival (Hdt. I.147.2) lasting for three days during Pyanopsion at which children were presented to the phratry members as new members. On the first day (Dorpia) the fellow-phratry members feasted together; the second day was ...
Matthew Dillon, Lynda Garland, 2005
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Ancient Greece and Rome
The term “phratry” refers to quasi-political groups in Greek city-states whose membership was determined probably by heredity and possibly by kinship—the name comes from phrater, “brother”—or locality. The organizations were known in ...

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PHRATRY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term phratry is used in the context of the following news items.
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Ten for 10: Phratry Records Celebrates 10th Anniversary
Though the traditional 10th anniversary gift is tin or aluminum (WTF?), a more fitting present for the Cincinnati label Phratry Records to ... «Cincinnati CityBeat, Oct 14»
2
Phratry Records Celebrates 10 Years in the Underground
Ten years later he and his label, Phratry Records have established relationships with dozens of bands and have released albums for groups ... «WVXU, Sep 14»
3
Mad Anthony: Sank for Days
Sank for Days is the name of this new album, recorded and mastered in just 10 days at Ultrasuede Studios and released by Phratry Records. «WVXU, Sep 14»
4
Gazer: Fake Bulbs
Because of that, it was a special day for me when I received a copy of Gazer's new 12" from Phratry Records which features Phone Commercial ... «WVXU, Aug 14»
5
State Song: Sleepcrawling
Cincinnati's Phratry Records has a reputation for teaming up with artists who embrace the seedier side of music. Many of the bands on their ... «WVXU, Apr 14»
6
The sultans of Pakistan
The other major party, the PML-N, is only in its first generation but has managed to maintain phratry unity because although Nawaz is the party ... «Indian Express, Jan 14»
7
A brief history of 'marriage,' part 10
The man remained a member of his clan and phratry [a group of linked clans comprising one side or moiety of a tribe], the woman of hers. «Workers World, Jul 13»
8
Greater Cincy-Spawned Releases Celebrated
Last fall, area label Phratry Records (phratryrecords.com) issued the band's debut LP, Future Feedback, on vinyl. The group makes a rare live ... «Cincinnati CityBeat, Feb 13»
9
Southeast History: Chief Son-i-hat house restoration project
The whale was a crest in the Eagle phratry to which Chief Son-i-hat belonged. Two side posts represented whales and the one in the center ... «Capital City Weekly, Jan 13»
10
The Hiders' Tremendous 'Temenos' Drops Saturday
Explosive local Punk/Post Punk bands Knife the Symphony and Swear Jar — labelmates on the Phratry Records imprint (run by KtS's Jerry ... «Cincinnati CityBeat, Dec 12»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Phratry [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/phratry>. Nov 2019 ».
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