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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.
This investigation will be limited to Venice, for although reduced nubility in the urban upper classes was a development common to the whole of Italy in this period, the extent of the phenomenon and the precise nature of its effects depended to a great deal on local social and economic circumstances.
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. From these disparities one must conclude that the painting is a demure copy of the engraving; furthermore, since no other picture by Bellini has been shown to be a copy of another artist's work, it is likely that the Bristol picture is by one of Mantegna's own followers, possibly the talented pupil who painted the three Resurrection scenes in the National Gallery, London, which are apparently based on lost drawings or engravings.