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[ep-uh-thuh-ley-mee-on, -uh n] /ˌɛp ə θəˈleɪ miˌɒn, -ən/
noun, plural epithalamia
[ep-uh-thuh-ley-mee-uh] /ˌɛp ə θəˈleɪ mi ə/ (Show IPA)
a song or poem in honor of a bride and bridegroom.
Origin of epithalamion
1580-90; < Greek: nuptial, noun use of neuter of epithalámios nuptial. See epi-, thalamus Unabridged
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noun (pl) -mia (-mɪə)
a poem or song written to celebrate a marriage; nuptial ode
Derived Forms
epithalamic (ˌɛpɪθəˈlæmɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C17: from Latin, from Greek epithalamion marriage song, from thalamos bridal chamber
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