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If distaff is the female side of the family, what is the male side called?

Question #141328. Asked by wonkatriv.
Last updated Aug 20 2015.
Originally posted Aug 20 2015 8:07 PM.

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According to Wikipedia: sword, spear and agnate refer to the masculine side of a family group. Found under 'Other meanings'..........,, ,link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distaff

Aug 20 2015, 9:19 PM
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