[ep-uh-thuh-ley-mee-on, -uh n]
- a song or poem in honor of a bride and bridegroom.
Origin of epithalamion
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- a poem or song written to celebrate a marriage; nuptial ode
Word Origin for epithalamium
C17: from Latin, from Greek epithalamion marriage song, from thalamos bridal chamber
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1590s, "bridal song," from Latin epithalamium, from Greek epithalamion "a bridal song," from epi "at, upon" (see epi-) + thalamos "bridal chamber, inner chamber."
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