beena marriage

noun

bee·​na marriage
ˈbē-nə-
: a marriage in parts of India and Sri Lanka in which the husband enters the wife's kinship group and has little authority in the household compare muta

Word History

Etymology

Arabic bīnah distinct, separate

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Dictionary Entries Near beena marriage

Cite this Entry

“Beena marriage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beena%20marriage. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!