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concuñado

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concuñado m (plural concuñados, feminine concuñada)

  1. one's spouse's brother-in-law; that is, one's sister-in-law's husband (one's spouse's sister's husband), or, the brother of one spouse in relation to the siblings of the other spouse.[1]
    • Miguel Muliart (concuñado de Colón, casado con Briolanja Muñiz, hermana de su primera mujer)
      "Michael Muliart (concuñado of Columbus, married to Briolanja Muñiz, sister of his first wife)" — Consuelo Varela & Isabel Aguirre (2006:28) La caída Cristóbal Colón
    • "[Concuñado] literally means "co-brother-in-law" (fem, "co-sister-in-law") and refers to Ego's spouse's sibling's spouse. In criollo usage, however, the brothers-in-law of a concuñado become Ego's concuñado as well, and this usage is extended indefinitely. The concuñado relationship is chiefly of importance between men; little stress is placed upon it among women, or between women and men." — Dwight Heath & Richard Adams, Contemporary cultures and societies of Latin America: a reader in the social anthropology of Middle and South America and the Caribbean, ed. 3, 1965

    (in the plural) The relationship between two people who marry siblings: Men whose wives are sisters, a man and woman whose wife and husband are brother and sister, etc.
    • Pelea entre concuñados: [] Una riña entre los novios de dos hermanas terminó de la peor manera.
    "A fight between concuñados: ... A fight between the grooms of two sisters ended for the worst." — Los Andes on line, 4 April 2009[2]
  2. one's brother-in-law or sister-in-law's brother; that is, one's sibling's spouse's brother (one's sister's husband's brother or one's brother's wife's brother).[1]
    (in the plural) The relationship between two people whose siblings are married to each other: Men whose brother and sister are married, etc.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Farlex dictionary
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