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noun, plural ep·i·tha·la·mi·a [ep-uh-thuh-ley-mee-uh] /ˌɛp ə θəˈleɪ mi ə/.
- a song or poem in honor of a bride and bridegroom.
Origin of epithalamion
nuptial, noun use of neuter of epithalámios
nuptial. See epi-
noun, plural ep·i·tha·la·mi·ums, ep·i·tha·la·mi·a [ep-uh-thuh-ley-mee-uh] /ˌɛp ə θəˈleɪ mi ə/.Related formsep·i·tha·lam·ic [ep-uh-thuh-lam-ik] /ˌɛp ə θəˈlæm ɪk/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for epithalamia
Music was heard until a late hour, and epithalamia were again resumed with the morning light.
Even some of the longer poems, such as the Janua or the Epithalamia, may have formed part of these collections.
British Dictionary definitions for epithalamia
Derived Formsepithalamic (ˌɛpɪθəˈlæmɪk), adjective
- a poem or song written to celebrate a marriage; nuptial ode
C17: from Latin, from Greek epithalamion marriage song, from thalamos bridal chamber
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Word Origin and History for epithalamia
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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