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From Latin incestus.

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incest (usually uncountable, plural incests)

  1. Sexual relations between close relatives, especially immediate family members and first cousins, usually considered taboo; in many jurisdictions, close relatives are not allowed to marry, and incest is a crime.
    Genetic problems caused by incest are thought to have plagued many royal families in the Middle Ages.
    • 2005, George R. R. Martin, A Feast for Crows: A Song of Ice and Fire, page 225:
      He was only Craster's whelp, an abomination born of incest, not the son of the King-beyond-the-Wall.

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incest (third-person singular simple present incests, present participle incesting, simple past and past participle incested)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To engage in incestuous sexual intercourse.
    • 1994, Kathryn Carter, Interpretive Approaches to Interpersonal Communication
      I do not want anyone to feel that my lesbianism is a result of being incested.
    • 2009, Antonino Ferro, The Analytic Field: A Clinical Concept (page 206)
      Her erotic transference ultimately devolved into a revelation that she had been consistently incested by her brother
    • 2011, Marvin Mengeling, Crows, Pete Rose, UFOs: And Other Pretty Pieces (page 2)
      [] the most powerful of that bunch of immortal giants called Titans was Cronus, who “incested” with sister Rhea, who then birthed the Olympians (Zeus and his bunch) []

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EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from Latin incestus.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɪn.sɛst/, (dated) /ɪnˈsɛst/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: in‧cest

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incest m (uncountable)

  1. incest
    Synonym: bloedschande

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ǐntsest/
  • Hyphenation: in‧cest

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ìncest m (Cyrillic spelling ѝнцест)

  1. incest

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