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epithalamium

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noun ep·i·tha·la·mi·um \ˌe-pə-thə-ˈlā-mē-əm\

Definition of epithalamium

plural epithalamiums or epithalamiaplay \-mē-ə\

  1. :  a song or poem in honor of a bride and bridegroom

epithalamic play \-ˈla-mik\ adjective


Variants of epithalamium

or epithalamion play \-mē-ən\

Origin of epithalamium

Latin & Greek; Latin epithalamium, from Greek epithalamion, from epi- + thalamos room, bridal chamber; perhaps akin to Greek tholos rotunda


First Known Use: 1588


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