Greek επιθαλαμιον, noun use of the neuter form of επιθαλαμιος ‘nuptial’, from επι− + θαλαμος ‘bridal chamber’.
- IPA: /ɛpɪθəˈleɪmɪən/
- a song or poem celebrating a marriage
- 1985: ‘What is your view of a text we have never considered in class, I mean the Song that is Solomon’s?’ ‘A well-made epithalamion. Somewhat vulgar.’ — Anthony Burgess, Kingdom of the Wicked