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/.
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Historical Examples of epithalamium
He is buried in the garden, and I want you to write an epithalamium about him.Ruth Hall
The usual thing, I suppose—a panegyric on the bride, or an epithalamium?The Works of Lucian of Samosata, v. 4
Lucian of Samosata
But all these imitations of the Epithalamium stanza are shorter than their model.A History of English Versification
The second is an Epithalamium composed for a drama which his friend Williams was writing.Shelley
John Addington Symonds
The dear mater is improvising an epithalamium, said Arthur, with a laugh.The Confounding of Camelia
Anne Douglas Sedgwick
noun plural -mia (-mɪə)
Word Origin for epithalamium
1590s, "bridal song," from Latin epithalamium, from Greek epithalamion "a bridal song," from epi "at, upon" (see epi-) + thalamos "bridal chamber, inner chamber."