connubial

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

1650s, from Latin connūbiālis, from connūbium (marriage, wedlock) (variants of cōnūbiālis (pertaining to wedlock), from cōnūbium (marriage, wedlock)) from com- (together) (English com-) + nūbō (marry, to take as husband) (from which nubile)[1] from Proto-Indo-European *sneubho- (to marry, to wed).

Adjective[edit]

connubial (comparative more connubial, superlative most connubial)

  1. Of or relating to the state of being married.

Usage notes[edit]

Particularly used in fixed phrases, such as “connubial bliss”, “connubial love”, “connubial relations”, and “connubial bed”.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ connubial” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).