nubile

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nubile

(nū′bĭl) [L. nubere, to marry]
Of marriageable age; pert. to a girl who has attained puberty.
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Since virginity is very highly desired and is a mark of honour for the girl's family, nubility rites usually include virginity tests as well.
This is different from the findings of Richards (1956:18) where the initiation ceremony was said to focus on nubility, fertility and motherhood.
For her, all is in flux, constantly changing, and, to Sebastian, it seems that she is too: she "would appear to fluctuate between nubility and ripeness--a cycle that must be his perception, but he could swear objective--perhaps depending on her mood.
Britomart's holiness is more admired than her nubility, the innocent pleasures of the Garden of Adonis are an inaccessible fiction, the only unqualified praise is for Chrysogone's sexless childbearing.