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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek ἐπιθαλάμιον ‎(epithalámion, bridal song), neuter form of ἐπιθαλάμιος ‎(epithalámios), from ἐπί ‎(epí, upon) + θάλαμος ‎(thálamos, inner chamber, wedding chamber).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɛpɪθəˈleɪmɪən/

NounEdit

epithalamion ‎(plural epithalamions)

  1. 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
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