leka cross-cousin / same-sex cross-cousin (MBC, FZC): a man’s male [...]

Part of Speech noun, kinship
Phonetic Form leka
Paradigm Form 1s: lek' one ; 2s: leka ; 3s: lek' iape
    • cross-cousin
    • same-sex cross-cousin (MBC, FZC): a man’s male cousin (MBS, FZS), or a woman’s female cousin (MBD, FZD)
      • Kin
    • Syntactic Restriction symmetrical term
      • Example 1423:
        Awis, leka.
        Thanks, my cousin.
        Example Comment
        from man to man
    • cross-cousin of opposite sex (MBC, FZC): a man’s female cousin (MBD, FZD), or a woman’s male cousin (MBS, FZS)
      • Kin
      • Ethn
    • Syntactic Restriction symmetrical term
      Infobox Avoiding your cross-cousin: Any sort of contact between cross-cousins of opposite sex, whether eye- or body-contact, is strictly prohibited. If it ever occurs, then the two individuals must marry (~kila). As a consequence, cross-cousins – who can be potentially spouses – avoid each other strictly. Mwasu, a mythological figure, infringed those rules, and caused a disaster on the island.
      • Example 687:
        leka emele
        female cousin
      • Example 1046:
        U-le pon etapu! Ña leka kape i-rom' eo!
        Don't go there! Your cousin might see you!
        Example Comment
        with apprehensive [ña](LX000311)
        Example URL
      • Example 1424:
        Leka, kape u-labu ebele ini metae, kape u-romo ini tae. Nga u-romo ini we u-labu ini, kape u-kila.
        With your (opp.-sex) cross-cousin, you are not allowed any body contact, nor any eye contact. If you ever saw or touched her, you'd have to marry her.

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  • See also:
    • ~aptei swear (on s.o.'s life, ñe +N)
    • mule affine of same generation (vs. uku) / sibling-in-law, whether male or female: spouse of o.'s sibling (ZH, BW), or sibling of o.'s spouse (WB, WZ, HB, HZ) / spouse of o.'s cross-cousin, cousin by marriage (MBDH, MBSW; FZDH, FZSW; HFZC, WFZC…)