noun, plural pro·tha·la·mi·a [proh-thuh-ley-mee-uh] /ˌproʊ θəˈleɪ mi ə/.
- proteus morganii,
- proteus syndrome,
- proteus vulgaris,
Origin of prothalamion
Examples from the Web for prothalamion
Among the minor poems of Spenser the most delightful were his Prothalamion and Epithalamion.From Chaucer to Tennyson|Henry A. Beers
It is a bridal ode (Prothalamion), to celebrate the marriage of two daughters of the Earl of Worcester, written late in 1596.
The Prothalamion contains a final record of his disappointments in England.
noun plural -mia (-mɪə)
Word Origin for prothalamion
"song sung before a wedding," 1590s, coined as a poem title by Edmund Spenser (based on epithalamion) from Greek pro- "before" (see pro-) + thalamos "bridal chamber" (see thalamus). Sometimes Latinized as prothalamium.