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ˈbɛg in, ˈbeɪ gin, bəˈginbe·guine
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(Roman Catholic Church) a member of a lay sisterhood (one of several founded in the Netherlands in the 12th and 13th centuries); though not taking religious vows the sisters followed an austere life
music written in the bolero rhythm of the beguine dance
a ballroom dance that originated in the French West Indies; similar to the rumba
A ballroom dance, similar to a slow rumba, that originated in the French West Indies.
The music for this dance.
Etymology: From American béguine, from béguin.
The Beguines () and the Beghards () were Christian lay religious orders that were active in Western Europe, particularly in the Low Countries, in the 13th–16th centuries. Their members lived in semi-monastic communities but did not take formal religious vows; although they promised not to marry "as long as they lived as Beguines," to quote one of the early Rules, they were free to leave at any time. Beguines were part of a larger spiritual revival movement of the 13th century that stressed imitation of Jesus' life through voluntary poverty, care of the poor and sick, and religious devotion.
a woman belonging to one of the religious and charitable associations or communities in the Netherlands, and elsewhere, whose members live in beguinages and are not bound by perpetual vows
The numerical value of beguine in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of beguine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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