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paranymph

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noun para·nymph \ˈpa-rə-ˌnim(p)f\

Definition of paranymph

  1. 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. 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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