of or relating to marriage.
Archaic. marriage song.
espousal, nuptial, spousal, connubial, conjugal, marital, matrimonial, epithalamic, nubile, married, wedded, bridal
Origin of hymeneal
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mainly poetic of or relating to marriage
a wedding song or poem
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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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