Hymeneal Hy`me*ne"al, Hymenean Hy`me*ne"an, n. A marriage song. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

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  • hyménéal — ● hyménéal, hyménéale, hyménéaux adjectif (de hymen 1) Relatif à l hymen de la femme. hyménal, ale, aux [imenal, o] ou hyménéal, ale, aux [imeneal, o] adj. ÉTYM. XIXe; de 2. hymen. ❖ …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Hymeneal — Hy me*ne al, Hymenean Hy me*ne an, a. [L. hymeneius, a., also Hymenaeus, n., Hymen, Gr. ? the wedding song, also ? Hymen: cf. F. hym[ e]n[ e]al, hym[ e]n[ e]en.] Of or pertaining to marriage; as, hymeneal rites. Pope …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hymeneal — (adj.) c.1600, of or relating to a marriage; as a noun, wedding hymn, from 1717; from L. hymenaeus, from Gk. hymenaios belonging to wedlock, wedding, wedding song, from HYMEN (Cf. Hymen), Greek god of marriage …   Etymology dictionary

  • hymeneal — nuptial, marital, connubial, conjugal, *matrimonial …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • hymeneal — [hī΄mə nē′əl] adj. [< L hymenaeus < Gr hymenaios (see HYMEN) + AL] of marriage n. Old Poet. 1. a wedding song 2. [pl.] a marriage …   English World dictionary

  • hymeneal — 1. adjective /hʌɪməˈniːəl/ a) Pertaining to marriage. I consider these more as the privileges of age, than as part of the hymeneal dowry. b) Of or pertaining to the hymen. It seems to me that girls ought to be early taught to discriminate,… …   Wiktionary

  • hymeneal — I. adjective Etymology: Latin hymenaeus wedding song, wedding, from Greek hymenaios, from Hymēn Date: 1602 nuptial • hymeneally adverb II. noun Date: 1655 1. plural …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hymeneal — /huy meuh nee euhl/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to marriage. n. 2. Archaic. marriage song. [1595 1605; < L hymenae(us) ( < Gk hyménaios wedding song, equiv. to Hymen HYMEN + aios pertaining to) + AL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • hymeneal — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Of, relating to, or typical of marriage: conjugal, connubial, marital, married, matrimonial, nuptial, spousal, wedded. See MARRIAGE …   English dictionary for students

  • hymeneal — adj. pertaining to marriage; bridal …   English contemporary dictionary

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