epithalamic

epithalamium

[ep-uh-thuh-ley-mee-uhm]
noun, plural epithalamiums, epithalamia [ep-uh-thuh-ley-mee-uh] .

epithalamic [ep-uh-thuh-lam-ik] , adjective
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epithalamium or epithalamion (ˌɛpɪθəˈleɪmɪəm)
 
n , pl -mia
a poem or song written to celebrate a marriage; nuptial ode
 
[C17: from Latin, from Greek epithalamion marriage song, from thalamos bridal chamber]
 
epithalamion or epithalamion (ˌɛpɪθəˈleɪmɪəm, -mɪə)
 
n
 
[C17: from Latin, from Greek epithalamion marriage song, from thalamos bridal chamber]
 
epithalamic or epithalamion
 
adj

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epithalamium
1595, "bridal song," from L., from Gk. epithalamion "a bridal song," from epi "at" + thalamos "bridal chamber, inner chamber."
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