digamy

noun

dig·​a·​my ˈdi-gə-mē How to pronounce digamy (audio)
plural digamies
: a second marriage after the termination of the first

Word History

Etymology

Late Latin digamia, from Late Greek, from Greek digamos married to two people, from di- + -gamos -gamous

First Known Use

1635, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of digamy was in 1635

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Cite this Entry

“Digamy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/digamy. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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