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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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In songs that were sung during nubility rites (bragoro) in Asante, domesticity and reward were linked, and men were even expected to reward women after sexual intercourse: Peter Sarpong, Girls' Nubility Rites in Ashanti (Tema, 1977), 24-5.
137) Lucrezia's speech may be seen as an attempt to establish an exemplary status for Corinna by listing her chosen life as an "estate" on a par with nubility, marriage, and widowhood.
In connection with the nubility of the girls, themes of domesticity also play a role in Pakalikuttan's poetry.
Susannah in the Berlin Gallery is a pallid relic of nubility not much younger than the Elder who twitches her robe.
Like Bellini's frail Christ in the Corpus Domini in the National Gallery, London, the men in the painting have no perceptible muscles, and the naked old woman has been turned into a high-bosomed paragon of nubility.