[ hahy-muh-nee-uh l ]
/ ˌhaɪ məˈni əl /
of or relating to marriage.
Archaic. marriage song.
Origin of hymeneal
Related formsun·hy·me·ne·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hymeneal
/ (ˌhaɪmɛˈniːəl) /
mainly poetic of or relating to marriage
a wedding song or poem
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Word Origin and History for hymeneal
c.1600, "of or relating to a marriage;" as a noun, "wedding hymn," from 1717; from Latin hymenaeus, from Greek hymenaios "belonging to wedlock, wedding, wedding song," from Hymen, Greek god of marriage.
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