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Matchmaking

 

(in Russian, svatovstvo), a custom involving the proposal of marriage; different forms of matchmaking are characteristic of various peoples. In the past, matchmaking in Russia began with a private family council at the prospective bridegroom’s house, after which a female matchmaker (svakha) or male matchmakers (svaty) were sent to the prospective bride’s house. In the villages matchmakers were usually the groom’s godparents or his closest relatives, for example, an uncle or older brother. The proposal to the girl’s parents was presented in a half-jesting, half-solemn allegorical form. Upon obtaining the parent’s consent, the first ritual gathering was held at the bride’s house, either immediately following the matchmaking or several days later. During the gathering, news of the betrothal was announced to the closest relatives on both sides.

Matchmaking

Matricide (See MURDER.)
Kecal
marriage broker whose plans are foiled by a pair of lovers. [Czech Opera: Smetana The Bartered Bride in Osborne Opera, 32]
Levi, Dolly
personable marriage broker who manages to make an excellent match for herself. [Am. Lit.: Thornton Wilder The Matchmaker; Am. Theater: Hello, Dolly! in On Stage, 454]
Woodhouse, Emma
mistakenly thinks she has a talent for finding mates for her young friends. [Br. Lit.: Jane Austen Emma]
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