1、poly- + gam- "marriage" + -y.
- polygamy (n.)
- 1590s, from Late Latin polygamia, from Late Greek polygamia "polygamy," from polygamos "often married," from polys "many" + gamos "marriage" (see gamete). Not etymologically restricted to marriage of one man and multiple women (technically polygyny), but often used as if it were. Related: Polygamist.
- 1. The Mormons, organizing themselves in response to a religious vision, practiced polygamy in all their settlements.
- 2. So far, the public response to polygamy has been practical , not philosophical.
- 迄今为止, 公众对一夫多妻制的反应一直都是就事论事而缺乏理性认识.
- 3. Abuse and coercion are only the most obvious dangers of polygamy.
- 4. Never mind that polygamy is illegal in all 50 states.
- 5. In no way has gay marriage lent legitimacy to polygamy.
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