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