follow Dictionary.com

What's the "een" in Halloween?

connubial

[kuh-noo-bee-uh l, -nyoo-] /kəˈnu bi əl, -ˈnyu-/
adjective
1.
of marriage or wedlock; matrimonial; conjugal:
connubial love.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < Medieval Latin connūbiālis, Latin cōnūbiālis, equivalent to cōnūbi(um) (cō- co- + nūb(āre) to marry + -ium -ium) + -ālis -al1
Related forms
connubiality, noun
connubially, adverb
nonconnubial, adjective
nonconnubially, adverb
nonconnubiality, noun
postconnubial, adjective
preconnubial, adjective
Synonyms
nuptial, marital.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for connubially

connubial

/kəˈnjuːbɪəl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to marriage; conjugal: connubial bliss
Derived Forms
connubiality, noun
connubially, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Latin cōnūbiālis from cōnūbium marriage, from com- together + nūbere to marry
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for connubially

connubial

adj.

1650s, from Latin connubialis, variant of conubialis "pertaining to wedlock," from conubium "marriage," from com- "together" (see com-) + nubere "to wed" (see nuptial).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for connubially

18
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for connubially