The custom of the Couvade may therefore perhaps be assigned to the early patriarchal stage.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India--Volume I (of IV)" by R.V. Russell
Those who would know more may consult an Encyclopaedia, under the heading 'Couvade.
"The Woodlands Orchids" by Frederick Boyle
These allusions always refer to the Bearnais, the dialect whence the word "couvade" is borrowed.
"Basque Legends" by Wentworth Webster
This is perhaps a relic of the custom of the Couvade.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India" by R. V. Russell