- In kinship theory, cross-cousin is a term used to describe first cousins whose related parents are of the opposite sex. In other words the mother of one is the sister of the father of the other. Societies vary as to whether they forbid or prefer marriages between cross-cousins. The term was introduced by Edward Tylor, but used extensively by Claude Lévi-Strauss to examine the ‘elementary structures of kinship’, by which he meant the rules that govern preferences and proscriptions about marriage between parallel cousins and cross-cousins.
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cross cousin — The son or daughter of one s father s sister or mother s brother • • • Main Entry: ↑cousin cross cousin see under ↑cousin • • • Main Entry: ↑cross … Useful english dictionary
cross cousin — n. Anthrop. a cousin who is the child of one s father s sister or one s mother s brother: see PARALLEL COUSIN * * * … Universalium
cross cousin — n. Anthrop. a cousin who is the child of one s father s sister or one s mother s brother: see PARALLEL COUSIN … English World dictionary
cross-cousin — /kraws kuz euhn, kros /, n. a cousin who is the child either of one s mother s brother or one s father s sister. Cf. parallel cousin. [1930 35] * * * ▪ anthropology the child of one s mother s brother or father s sister. Scholars of kinship … Universalium
cross-cousin — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: cross (III) : one of two cousins especially of different sex who are respectively the children of a brother and of a sister the institution of cross cousin marriage compare parallel cousin * * * /kraws kuz euhn,… … Useful english dictionary
cross-cousin — noun The relationship between two cousins or two groups of cousins whose parents are brother and sister, respectively … Wiktionary
cross-cousin — noun each of two cousins who are children of a brother and sister … English new terms dictionary
cross-cousin marriage — marriage between the children of a brother and sister. Cf. parallel cousin marriage. [1885 90] * * * … Universalium
cross-cousin marriage — marriage between the children of a brother and sister. Cf. parallel cousin marriage. [1885 90] … Useful english dictionary
Cousin marriage — Charles Darwin and his wife Emma were first cousins. Cousin marriage is marriage between two cousins. In various jurisdictions and cultures, such marriages range from being considered ideal and actively encouraged, to being uncommon but still… … Wikipedia