Definition of epithalamium in English:
noun (plural epithalamiums or epithalamia-mēə also epithalamions)
A song or poem celebrating a marriage.
- The Visigoths had openly aped the imperial court when King Athaulf married Galla Placidia in 411, a marriage celebrated by an official epithalamium (marriage-poem) delivered by a senator.
- In this case, the five repetitions of ‘joy’ even have a possible numerological significance, since five is a ‘nuptial number’ frequently used in epithalamia.
- If we take Byron seriously, we can turn the mask of tragedy into the mask of comedy only by replacing the elegy with the epithalamium.
Words that rhyme with epithalamiumprothalamium
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