Persian: two wives' relationship name?

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aisha93

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Arabic/Persian
Hello

What are two women who are married to one man called?
I mean what's their relationship to each other called?

For example > if a man (let's call him Ali) has two wives Maryam and Fatema, then what is Maryam to Fatema?
In Larestani we say > هم جا (ham ja)
so if we want to describe them then we say >مریم هم جای فاطمه است or فاطمه هم جای مریم است or فاطمه و مریم هم جای یکدیگه هستن

What is this relationship in formal and informal Persian called?
i am sure there's a one word, just like the word همریش
or probably the same word (هم جا) is used..

Thanks
 
  • truce

    Senior Member
    Persian
    In Persian it is called "هوو" (havoo).
    Although polygamy is forbidden in USA, Canada, Britain and Australia, there are several names for "هوو" in English:
    Sister-wife
    Co-wife
    Rival-wife
    Fellow-wife
     
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    PersoLatin

    Senior Member
    UK
    Persian - Iran
    Does anyone know the etymology of havu/هوو? Dehkhoda lists habu/هبو as an alternative (as well as ضرة)
     
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