hymeneal

adjective
hy·​me·​ne·​al | \ ˌhī-mə-ˈnē-əl How to pronounce hymeneal (audio) \

Definition of hymeneal

 (Entry 1 of 2)

hymeneal

noun

Definition of hymeneal (Entry 2 of 2)

1 hymeneals plural, archaic : nuptials
2 archaic : a wedding hymn

Other Words from hymeneal

Adjective

hymeneally \ ˌhī-​mə-​ˈnē-​ə-​lē How to pronounce hymeneally (audio) \ adverb

First Known Use of hymeneal

Adjective

1602, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1655, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for hymeneal

Adjective

Latin hymenaeus wedding song, wedding, from Greek hymenaios, from Hymēn

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“Hymeneal.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hymeneal. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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