digamy

digamy

[dig-uh-mee]
noun
a second marriage, after the death or divorce of the first husband or wife; deuterogamy. Compare monogamy ( def 3 ).

Origin:
1625–35; < Late Latin digamia < Greek digamía, equivalent to di- di-1 + -gamia -gamy

digamous, adjective
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digamy (ˈdɪɡəmɪ)
 
n , pl -mies
Compare bigamy Also called: deuterogamy a second marriage contracted after the termination of the first by death or divorce
 
[C17: from Late Latin digamia, from Greek, from di1 + gamos marriage]
 
'digamist
 
n
 
'digamous
 
adj

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