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Meaning of COUVADE

Pronunciation:  koo'vâd

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a custom among some peoples whereby the husband of a pregnant wife is put to bed at the time of bearing the child
 

COUVADE is a 7 letter word that starts with C.

 

 See Also: custom, usage, usance

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cou`vade"\ (k[=oo]`v[.a]d"), n. [F., fr. couver. See
{Covey}.]
A custom, among certain barbarous tribes, that when a woman
gives birth to a child her husband takes to his bed, as if
ill.

      The world-wide custom of the couvade, where at
      childbirth the husband undergoes medical treatment, in
      many cases being put to bed for days.    --Tylor.

 

 

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