Polygyny meaning

pə-lĭjə-nē
The condition or practice of having more than one wife at one time.
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The state or practice of having two or more wives at the same time.
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(bot.) The fact of having many styles or pistils.
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(zool.) The mating of a male animal with more than one female.
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The state or practice of having several wives at the same time; plurality of wives; marriage to several wives - H. Spencer.
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Origin of polygyny

  • From Ancient Greek πολύ (poly, “many") + γυνή (gunÄ“, “woman, wife").

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