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 _Zeitschrift fuer Ethnologie_, 1900, ht. 5, p. 200.
 E.g., the _Kama Sutra_ of Vatsyayana, Bk. III, Chapter I.
 Hosea, Chapter xiii, v. 2; I Kings, Chapter xix, v. 18.
 Wellhausen, _Reste Arabischen Heidentums_, p. 109.
 The Romans recognized at least three kinds of kiss: the _osculum_,
for friendship, given on the face; the _basium_, for affection, given on
the lips; the _suavium_, given between the lips, reserved for lovers.
 In other parts of the world it would appear that the kiss sometimes
has a sacred or ritual character. Thus, according to Rev. J. Macdonald
(_Journal of the Anthropological Institute_, November, 1890, p. 118), it
is part of the initiation ceremony of a girl at her first menstruation
that the women of the village should kiss her on the cheek, and on the
mons veneris and labia.
 _Journal of the Anthropological Institute_, August and November,
1898, p. 107.
 Velten, _Sitten und Gebraueche der Suaheli_, p. 142.
 Turner, _Samoa_, p. 45.
 Tregear, _Journal of the Anthropological Institute_, 1889.
 _Zeitschrift fuer Ethnologie_, 1896, ht. 4, p. 272.
 Breitenstein, _21 Jahre in India_, vol. i, p. 224.
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