epithalamium

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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

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epithalamia

play \ˌe-pə-thə-ˈlā-mē-ə\
  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1588


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