epithalamion

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɛpɪθəˈleɪmɪən/

Noun[edit]

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