eternal marriage vow : origin, description, term

Serbian translation: večni venčani zavet

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English term or phrase:eternal marriage vow
Serbian translation:večni venčani zavet
Entered by: BUZOV

20:46 Apr 28, 2004
English to Serbian translations [Non-PRO]
Social Sciences - Folklore / wedding vow
English term or phrase: eternal marriage vow : origin, description, term
Dear Linguists :

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 and Serbian 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.
Alex
večni venčani zavet
Explanation:
It would take entire study in several disciplines, Sir.
First, not only women you mentioned pratice this, it's a CHRISTIAN habit, maybe a bit emphasised amog Slavians.
Translation is: VEČNI VENČANI ZAVET.
Or just: VENČANI ZAVET ....
Because the term VENČANI (encircled by a wreath / coronet)implies but it's substance that VEČNI = eternal.

For the record, SLAVIANS comes from the word SLOVO = WORD, meaning the people who understand each other's speach, or the people who speak the same language.
And NOT, as some western references used to propagate, from Latin word "sclav" = slave !

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Note added at 2 hrs 11 mins (2004-04-28 22:57:47 GMT)
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corr. from latzin ROOT \"sclav\" (sclavus)

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Note added at 2 hrs 29 mins (2004-04-28 23:16:08 GMT)
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Engleski jezik Srpski jezik

vow izjaviti
vow molba
vow odati se
vow obećati pod zakletvom
vow molitva
vow svečano odlučiti
vow svečano obećati
vow svečano tvrđenje
vow svečana izjava
vow ozbiljna želja
vow tvrditi
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večni venčani zavet


Explanation:
It would take entire study in several disciplines, Sir.
First, not only women you mentioned pratice this, it's a CHRISTIAN habit, maybe a bit emphasised amog Slavians.
Translation is: VEČNI VENČANI ZAVET.
Or just: VENČANI ZAVET ....
Because the term VENČANI (encircled by a wreath / coronet)implies but it's substance that VEČNI = eternal.

For the record, SLAVIANS comes from the word SLOVO = WORD, meaning the people who understand each other's speach, or the people who speak the same language.
And NOT, as some western references used to propagate, from Latin word "sclav" = slave !

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Note added at 2 hrs 11 mins (2004-04-28 22:57:47 GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

corr. from latzin ROOT \"sclav\" (sclavus)

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Note added at 2 hrs 29 mins (2004-04-28 23:16:08 GMT)
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Engleski jezik Srpski jezik

vow izjaviti
vow molba
vow odati se
vow obećati pod zakletvom
vow molitva
vow svečano odlučiti
vow svečano obećati
vow svečano tvrđenje
vow svečana izjava
vow ozbiljna želja
vow tvrditi


BUZOV
Croatia
Local time: 15:21
Native speaker of: Native in CroatianCroatian
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Ulvija Tanovic (X): What about those little old grannies down in Dalmatia who never remarry once they're widdowed, mourn their husbands for the rest of their lives? That's not the same thing, though, is it?
7 hrs
  -> Da, naravno ... i moji korijeni su dalmatinski, s obje strane !

agree  Nedzad Selmanovic
9 hrs
  -> Hvala

agree  Maja Amidzic
10 hrs
  -> Hvala.

agree  Vuk Vujosevic
16 hrs
  -> Hvala

agree  activus: vow-çŕâĺň, îáĺžŕśĺ. In this case - âĺí÷ŕíč çŕâĺň but in practice, it is diferent in this days
2 days 10 hrs
  -> Hvala !
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