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hymeneal

[hahy-muh-nee-uh l] /ˌhaɪ məˈni əl/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to marriage.
noun
2.
Archaic. marriage song.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Latin hymenae(us) (< Greek hyménaios wedding song, equivalent to Hymen Hymen + -aios pertaining to) + -al1
Related forms
unhymeneal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hymeneal

hymeneal

/ˌhaɪmɛˈniːəl/
adjective
1.
(mainly poetic) of or relating to marriage
noun
2.
a wedding song or poem
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Word Origin and History for hymeneal
adj.

c.1600, "of or relating to a marriage;" as a noun, "wedding hymn," from 1717; from Latin hymenaeus, from Greek hymenaios "belonging to wedlock, wedding, wedding song," from Hymen, Greek god of marriage.

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