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hymeneal

[ hahy-muh-nee-uhl ]
/ ˌhaɪ məˈni əl /
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adjective
of or relating to marriage.
noun
Archaic. marriage song.
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Origin of hymeneal

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
mainly poetic of or relating to marriage
noun
a wedding song or poem
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