epithalamium

[ep-uh-thuh-ley-mee-uh m]
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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/.


Nearby words

  1. epitaxial transistor,
  2. epitaxis,
  3. epitaxy,
  4. epitendineum,
  5. epithalamion,
  6. epithalamus,
  7. epithalaxia,
  8. epitheca,
  9. epithecium,
  10. epithelial dystrophy

Related formsep·i·tha·lam·ic [ep-uh-thuh-lam-ik] /ˌɛp ə θəˈlæm ɪk/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for epithalamium

epithalamium

epithalamion

noun plural -mia (-mɪə)

a poem or song written to celebrate a marriage; nuptial ode
Derived Formsepithalamic (ˌɛpɪθəˈlæmɪk), adjective

Word Origin for epithalamium

C17: from Latin, from Greek epithalamion marriage song, from thalamos bridal chamber

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Word Origin and History for epithalamium

epithalamium

n.

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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