||[Oct. 3rd, 2005|09:49 pm]
Polyamory - from Greek prefix poly meaning "many" and Latin amor meaning "love"; thus, polyamory means having or willing to have many loves.
Polyandry - Greek poly and andros, meaning "man". In current terms, polyandry means having/dating/screwing or willing to have/date/have sexual relations with multiple men.
Polygamy - Greek poly and game I *think* it's game. I do know it's the word for woman. Polygamy thus means having many women.
Monogamy - from Greek prefix mono and woman. Currently means having one partner, man or woman.
more on this later