Prothalamion
Prothalamion Pro`tha*la"mi*on, Prothalamium Pro`tha*la"mi*um, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? before + ? chamber, especially, the bridal chamber.] A song in celebration of a marriage. --Drayton. [1913 Webster]

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  • prothalamion — song sung before a wedding, 1590s, coined as a poem title by Edmund Spenser (based on epithalamion) from Gk. pro before + thalamos bridal chamber …   Etymology dictionary

  • prothalamion — [prō΄thə lā′mēəm] n. pl. prothalamia [prō΄thə lā′mēəprō΄thə lā′mē än΄, prō΄thə lā′mēən] n. prothalamia [prō΄thə lā′mēə] [ModL, coined by SPENSER2 Edmund (based on EPITHALAMION) < Gr pro , before + thalamos, bridal chamber] a song celebrating a …   English World dictionary

  • prothalamion — or prothalamium noun (plural prothalamia) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek pro + thalamion (as in epithalamion) Date: 1597 a song in celebration of a marriage …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • prothalamion — /proh theuh lay mee on , euhn/, n., pl. prothalamia / mee euh/. a song or poem written to celebrate a marriage. [1597; PRO 2 + (EPI)THALAMION; coined by Edmund Spenser] * * * …   Universalium

  • prothalamion — noun A song or poem in honour of a bride and bridegroom about to be married …   Wiktionary

  • prothalamion — prəʊθə leɪmɪən n. marriage song, poem written in honor of a marriage …   English contemporary dictionary

  • prothalamion — pro·tha·la·mi·on …   English syllables

  • prothalamion — pro•tha•la•mi•on [[t]ˌproʊ θəˈleɪ miˌɒn, ən[/t]] also pro•tha•la•mi•um [[t] mi əm[/t]] n. pl. mi•a [[t] mi ə[/t]] lit. a song or poem written to celebrate a marriage • Etymology: 1597; pro II+ (epi) thalamion; coined by Edmund Spenser …   From formal English to slang

  • prothalamion — /proʊθəˈleɪmiən/ (say prohthuh laymeeuhn) noun (plural prothalamia /proʊθəˈleɪmiə/ (say prohthuh laymeeuh)) a song or poem written to celebrate a marriage. Also, prothalamium /proʊθəˈleɪmiəm/ (say prohthuh laymeeuhm). {pro 2 + Greek thalamos… …   Australian English dictionary

  • prothalamion —   n. (pl.) mia), song in honour of a marriage …   Dictionary of difficult words

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