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kyriarchy

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Coined by Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza[1] in 2001 from Ancient Greek κύριος (kúrios, lord, master) and ἄρχω (árkhō, to rule, command), on the model of patriarchy.

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈkaɪɹiɑɹki/, /ˈkɪɹiɑɹki/

NounEdit

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kyriarchy (usually uncountable, plural kyriarchies)

  1. A system of ruling and oppression in which many people may interact and act as oppressor or oppressed.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza, Wisdom Ways: Introducing Feminist Biblical Interpretation, (Orbis Books: New York, 2001), glossary.