Dictionary: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z


[ep-uh-thuh-ley-mee-uh m] /ˌɛp ə θəˈleɪ mi əm/

noun, plural epithalamiums, epithalamia
[ep-uh-thuh-ley-mee-uh] /ˌɛp ə θəˈleɪ mi ə/ (Show IPA)
noun (pl) -mia (-mɪə)
a poem or song written to celebrate a marriage; nuptial ode

1590s, “bridal song,” from Latin epithalamium, from Greek epithalamion “a bridal song,” from epi “at, upon” (see epi-) + thalamos “bridal chamber, inner chamber.”


Read Also:

  • Epithalamus

    [ep-uh-thal-uh-muh s] /ˌɛp əˈθæl ə məs/ noun, plural epithalami [ep-uh-thal-uh-mahy] /ˌɛp əˈθæl əˌmaɪ/ (Show IPA). Anatomy. 1. the dorsal area of the diencephalon containing a habenula and the pineal gland. epithalamus ep·i·thal·a·mus (ěp’ə-thāl’ə-məs) n. A dorsal segment of the diencephalon containing the habenula and the pineal body.

  • Epithalaxia

    epithalaxia ep·i·tha·lax·i·a (ěp’ə-thə-lāk’sē-ə) n. The shedding of epithelial cells, especially those lining the intestine.

  • Epitheca

    /ˌɛpɪˈθiːkə/ noun (pl) -cae (-siː) 1. the outer and older layer of the cell wall of a diatom Compare hypotheca

  • Epithecium

    [ep-uh-thee-shee-uh m, -see-uh m] /ˌɛp əˈθi ʃi əm, -si əm/ noun, plural epithecia [ep-uh-thee-shee-uh, -see-uh] /ˌɛp əˈθi ʃi ə, -si ə/ (Show IPA). Mycology. 1. the surface layer of tissue of the fruiting body of lichens and fungi, formed by the union of the tips of the paraphyses over the spore sacs.

Disclaimer: Epithalamium definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.