[nuhp-shuh l, -chuh l] /ˈnʌp ʃəl, -tʃəl/
of or relating to marriage or the marriage ceremony:
the nuptial day; nuptial vows.
of, relating to, or characteristic of mating or the mating season of animals:
Usually, nuptials. a wedding or marriage.
(sometimes sing) a marriage ceremony; wedding
relating to marriage; conjugal: nuptial vows
(zoology) of or relating to mating: the nuptial flight of a queen bee
“marriage, wedding,” 1550s, plural of nuptial.
late 15c., from Middle French nuptial, or directly from Latin nuptialis “pertaining to marriage,” from nuptiae “wedding,” from nupta, fem. past participle of nubere “to marry, wed, take as a husband,” related to Greek nymphe “bride,” from PIE *sneubh- “to marry, wed” (cf. Old Church Slavonic snubiti “to love, woo,” Czech snoubiti “to seek in marriage,” Slovak zasnubit “to betroth”). Related: Nuptially.
[nook, nyook] /nuk, nyuk/ noun 1. the back of the neck.
abbreviation (in Britain, formerly) 1. National Union of Railwaymen
[noo-rah-gey] /nuˈrɑ geɪ/ noun, plural nuraghi [noo-rah-gee] /nuˈrɑ gi/ (Show IPA), nuraghes. 1. any of the large, tower-shaped, prehistoric stone structures found in Sardinia and dating from the second millennium b.c. to the Roman conquest.
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