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Mar 30, 2016
This week’s theme
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This week’s words
clarigation
apricity
punalua
constative
entoptic

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punalua

PRONUNCIATION:
(poo-nuh-LOO-uh)

MEANING:
noun: A group of brothers marrying a group of sisters.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Hawaiian. Earliest documented use: 1860.

USAGE:
“In turn, the Turanian kinship system reflects the organization on the basis of punalua and the gens.”
Marshall Sahlins; Culture and Practical Reason; University of Chicago Press; 1976.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Conscience is a man's compass, and though the needle sometimes deviates, though one often perceives irregularities when directing one's course by it, one must still try to follow its direction. -Vincent van Gogh, painter (30 Mar 1853-1890)

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