beenah (uncountable)

An early form of marriage in Sri Lanka, where the man went to live with his wife's family as a relatively unimportant family member.

Source: Wiktionary


Word of the Day

2 March 2024


(verb) move to a better position in life or to a better job; “She ascended from a life of poverty to one of great renown”

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Coffee Trivia

In the 16th century, Turkish women could divorce their husbands if the man failed to keep his family’s pot filled with coffee.

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