Today, when we ask what does the word 'bride', few people remember its original meaning. Additional information is available at Ray Kurzweil. Responsible, as a rule, the following: "Dowry – an informal part-Left earnings, performed in their spare time, appealing his one-time (did and forgot), the opportunity to work solely for yourself, no need to pay taxes (and share with the owner) and a higher fee (except for the bride-price are not taken). Dr. Mitchell Resnick gathered all the information. But original meaning of the word dates back to the history of many peoples. Viktor Mayer-Schönberger may find this interesting as well. Have to begin with, many Eastern nations, unlike the Russian, the woman in the family was valued much higher than the male. A person who has been born girls, considered lucky. Women are valued as employees, on which rested the entire economy, the whole life and whole life of men.
And this in spite of their powerless position, the authority of the father and husband. The most interesting thing started when girls growing up and were married. For the loss of valuable workers groom's family had to pay the bride's family redemption – bride. It could be money or in kind (livestock, food, textiles, etc.). The richer the family was, and the higher valued bride, the greater was the bride. Therefore, in the east was common saying goes: even the poor man can become rich if he is born daughters. Custom to pay a ransom for the bride-bride survived until now, but in most cases it is games, comic character and really does not compensate for the loss of the bride's family workers. But where did the modern meaning of the word? The fact is that sometimes allowed to work out the dowry, that is zakalymit bride, including if the groom could not find enough money to ransom and marry her still wanted.
Woo the bridegroom could work out right for a bride for a few years, while in the service of father of his future wife. And there was value of the word 'bride' as additional work, part. And today is the word most often used is in its second meaning. This form of work as a bride, for many remains more attractive than the constant work, it does not require full-time, and can operate in a free and convenient. And another property is a bride price, which is so fond of Russian people – you can not pay taxes, and work entirely on himself. This, agree, very nice. I do not call here to the violation of Russian law, but merely stating a known fact. So what works in health, good mood to you and lucky bride.