prothalamium

[proh-thuh-ley-mee-uhm] .
noun, plural prothalamia [proh-thuh-ley-mee-uh] .
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prothalamion or prothalamium (ˌprəʊθəˈleɪmɪən)
 
n , pl -mia
a song or poem in celebration of a marriage
 
[C16: from Greek pro- before + thalamos marriage; coined by Edmund Spenser, on the model of epithalamion]
 
prothalamium or prothalamium (ˌprəʊθəˈleɪmɪən, -mɪə)
 
n
 
[C16: from Greek pro- before + thalamos marriage; coined by Edmund Spenser, on the model of epithalamion]

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