nuptials

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

1550s, from nuptial,[1] from Latin nūptiālis (pertaining to marriage), from nūptiae (wedding) (note that this is also plural only), from nupta, from nūbō (I marry, I take as husband) from Proto-Indo-European *sneubho- (to marry, to wed).[2]

Cognate to French noces, Italian nozze.

Noun[edit]

nuptials (plural only)

  1. wedding ceremony

Usage notes[edit]

  • This word is used as a plural noun, but usually refers only to a single event.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ nuptials” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).
  2. ^ nuptial” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).

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