hymeneal

[ hahy-muh-nee-uhl ]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to marriage.

noun
  1. Archaic. marriage song.

Origin of hymeneal

1
1595–1605; <Latin hymenae(us) (<Greek hyménaios wedding song, equivalent to HymenHymen + -aios pertaining to) + -al1

Other words from hymeneal

  • un·hy·me·ne·al, adjective

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How to use hymeneal in a sentence

  • hymeneal (hi'me-ne'al), referring to marriage; from Hymen, the Greek god of marriage.

  • I need not tell you that Beauman is to be the happy deity of the hymeneal sacrifice.

    Alida | Amelia Stratton Comfield

British Dictionary definitions for hymeneal

hymeneal

/ (ˌhaɪmɛˈniːəl) /


adjective
  1. mainly poetic of or relating to marriage

noun
  1. a wedding song or poem

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