epithalamium

noun ep·i·tha·la·mi·um \ ˌe-pə-thə-ˈlā-mē-əm \
variants: or epithalamion play \ˌe-pə-thə-ˈlā-mē-ən\

Definition of epithalamium

plural epithalamiums or epithalamia play \ˌe-pə-thə-ˈlā-mē-ə\
: a song or poem in honor of a bride and bridegroom

epithalamic

play \ˌe-pə-thə-ˈla-mik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of epithalamium

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


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