epithalamion

epithalamion

[ep-uh-thuh-ley-mee-on, -uhn]
noun, plural epithalamia [ep-uh-thuh-ley-mee-uh] .
a song or poem in honor of a bride and bridegroom.

Origin:
1580–90; < Greek: nuptial, noun use of neuter of epithalámios nuptial. See epi-, thalamus

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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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