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Phratry  n.  (pl. phratries)  (Gr. Antiq.) A subdivision of a phyle, or tribe, in Athens.

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"Phratry" Quotes from Famous Books

... As one phratry is composed of the two gentes, Large and Small Hanka, that have the sole right to sing the war songs, time may show that these songs, which, with their chart of pictographs(23), are used by the Osage, are substantially those of the seventh degree in the Osage society. ...
— Osage Traditions • J. Owen Dorsey

Words linked to "Phratry" :   dynasty, lineage, line of descent, stock, parentage, family line, descent, line, blood line, gens, kinfolk, blood, folk, people, kinsfolk, stemma, origin, pedigree, sept, bloodline, house, family

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