An example of the paraphernalia of motherhood is baby bottles, car seats, strollers and diapers.
A photographer's paraphernalia.
Origin of paraphernalia
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- The origin of the word is Ancient Greek Ï€Î±ÏÎ¬ (para) + Ï†ÎµÏÎ½Î® (phernÄ“) (“things additional to a dowry"). In the propertied classes, a dowry was placed under the control of the husband, while the 'paraphernalia' which she brought with her remained the wife's property.