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eternal marriage vow : origin, description, term

20:45 Apr 28, 2004
English to Russian translations [Non-PRO]
Social Sciences - Folklore / wedding vow
English term or phrase: eternal marriage vow : origin, description, term
Dear Linguists from Chechenya or Russia :

I am carrying out research activities and I need to know the term, its description and origin or any fact you might be able to contribute on the marriage/wedding VOW ( I believe Chechen women have this tradition)when the bride wears a gold chain around her ankle and vows eternal
fidelity to her husband, even after his death, the bride vows never to remarry as she will be reunited with her husband in Heaven.

I need your help as I know the vow is a true fact, but the origin and term escape my knowledge..any details or facts you might be able to contribute will be of great help.

I am deeply thankful.

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4 +1обет супружеской верности
Radian Yazynin



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обет супружеской верности

This is a widely spread phrase in use not only in Caucasus, if you mean the Russian language. It may be accompanied by scuh attributes you mentioned - traditions varies in this case. But the word combination I offered is OK - try searching on the Russian net.

Radian Yazynin
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