1550s, from nuptial, 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”).
nuptials pl (plural only)
- This word is used as a plural noun, but usually refers only to a single event.
- ^ “nuptials” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).
- ^ “nuptial” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).