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paranymph

[par-uh-nimf] /ˈpær əˌnɪmf/
noun
1.
a groomsman or a bridesmaid.
2.
  1. a friend who accompanied the bridegroom when he went to bring home the bride.
  2. the bridesmaid who escorted the bride to the bridegroom.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; < Late Latin paranymphus < Greek paránymphos (masculine and feminine) groomsman, bridesmaid, literally, person beside the bride. See para-1, nymph
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British Dictionary definitions for paranymph

paranymph

/ˈpærəˌnɪmf/
noun
1.
(archaic) a bridesmaid or best man
Word Origin
C16: via Late Latin from Greek paranumphos, from para-1 + numphē bride (literally: person beside the bride)
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