paranymph


para·nymph

noun \ˈpa-rə-ˌnim(p)f\

Definition of PARANYMPH

1
:  a friend going with a bridegroom to fetch home the bride in ancient Greece; also :  the bridesmaid conducting the bride to the bridegroom
2
a :  best man
b :  bridesmaid

Origin of PARANYMPH

Late Latin paranymphus, from Greek paranymphos, from para- + nymphē bride — more at nuptial
First Known Use: 1600

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