Skoptsy
Skoptsy \Skop*tsy"\, n. pl. See {Raskolnik}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • Skoptsy — The Skoptsy ( ru. скопцы, also transliterated as Skoptzy, Skoptzi, Skoptsi, Scoptsy and other spellings) were a secret sect of Christianity in imperial Russia. The Skoptsy are best known for practicing castration of men and the mastectomy of… …   Wikipedia

  • Skoptsy — Los Skoptsy, eunucos o castrados, también llamados Blancas Palomas, son una secta cristiana fundada por Kondraty Selivanov, un campesino del distrito ruso de Orel, en 1770. Contenido 1 Origen 2 Prácticas 3 Referencias …   Wikipedia Español

  • Skoptsy — Raskolnik Ras*kol nik (r[a^]s*k[o^]l n[i^]k), n.; pl. {Raskolniki} (r[a^]s*k[o^]l n[i^]k*[=e]) or {Raskolniks}. [Russ. raskol nik dissenter, fr. raskol dissent.] The name applied by the Russian government to any subject of the Greek faith who… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Skoptsy — Skoptzy Les Skoptzy (скопцы en alphabet cyrillique, translittérés aussi par Skoptsy, Skoptzi, Skoptsi, Scoptsy et d autres graphies) formaient en Russie une secte chrétienne secrète. Elle était issue de la secte connue sous le nom de… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • skoptsy — skop·tsy …   English syllables

  • skoptsy — The act of self castration …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • skoptsy — (ˌ)skäpt|sē noun plural Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Russian, plural of skopets, literally, eunuch; akin to Old Slavic skopiti to castrate more at capon : members of an ascetic religious sect of dissenters from the Russian Orthodox… …   Useful english dictionary

  • body modifications and mutilations — Introduction       intentional permanent or semipermanent alterations of the living human body for reasons such as ritual, folk medicine, aesthetics, or corporal punishment. In general, voluntary changes are considered to be modifications, and… …   Universalium

  • Bezpopovtsy — Raskolnik Ras*kol nik (r[a^]s*k[o^]l n[i^]k), n.; pl. {Raskolniki} (r[a^]s*k[o^]l n[i^]k*[=e]) or {Raskolniks}. [Russ. raskol nik dissenter, fr. raskol dissent.] The name applied by the Russian government to any subject of the Greek faith who… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bezpopovtsy — Raskolnik Ras*kol nik (r[a^]s*k[o^]l n[i^]k), n.; pl. {Raskolniki} (r[a^]s*k[o^]l n[i^]k*[=e]) or {Raskolniks}. [Russ. raskol nik dissenter, fr. raskol dissent.] The name applied by the Russian government to any subject of the Greek faith who… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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