Bride kidnapping 抢婚
日期:2012-11-29 06:57


Bride kidnapping, also known as marriage by abduction or marriage by capture, is a practice throughout history and around the world in which a man abducts the woman he wishes to marry. Some modern cultures maintain a symbolic kidnapping of the bride by the groom as part of the ritual and traditions surrounding a wedding, in a nod to the practice of bride kidnapping which may have figured in that culture’s history. According to some sources, the honeymoon is a relic of marriage by capture, based on the practice of the husband going into hiding with his wife to avoid reprisals from her relatives, with the intention that the woman would be pregnant by the end of the month.

  • ritualn. 仪式,典礼,宗教仪式,固定程序 adj. 仪式的,
  • symbolicn. 代号 adj. 象征的,符号的
  • relicn. 神圣的遗物,遗迹,纪念物
  • intentionn. 意图,意向,目的
  • capturevt. 捕获,俘获,夺取,占领,迷住,(用照片等)留存
  • groomn. 马夫,新郎,男仆 vt. 刷洗,照看马,打扮,有意
  • avoidvt. 避免,逃避