nuptially

nuptial

[nuhp-shuhl, -chuhl]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to marriage or the marriage ceremony: the nuptial day; nuptial vows.
2.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of mating or the mating season of animals: nuptial behavior.
noun
3.
Usually, nuptials. a wedding or marriage.

Origin:
1480–90; (Middle French) < Latin nuptiālis, equivalent to nupti(ae) marriage, wedding, derivative of nubēre to marry (of a woman); cf. nubile

nuptially, adverb
quasi-nuptial, adjective


3. See marriage.


The pronunciations [nuhp-choo-uhl] and [nuhp-shoo-uhl] by analogy with such words as mutual and actual, are not considered standard.
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nuptial (ˈnʌpʃəl, -tʃəl)
 
adj
1.  relating to marriage; conjugal: nuptial vows
2.  zoology of or relating to mating: the nuptial flight of a queen bee
 
[C15: from Latin nuptiālis, from nuptiae marriage, from nubere to marry]
 
'nuptially
 
adv

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nuptial
1490, from L. nuptialis "pertaining to marriage," from nuptiæ "wedding," from nupta, fem. pp. of nubere "take as a husband," related to Gk. nymphe "bride," from PIE *sneubho- "to marry, wed" (cf. O.C.S. snubiti "to love, woo," Czech snoubiti "to seek in marriage," Slovak zasnubit "to betroth").
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