Definition of Hymeneal

1. Noun. A wedding hymn.

Generic synonyms: Anthem, Hymn



2. Adjective. Of or relating to a wedding or marriage. "Hymeneal rites"
Partainyms: Marriage, Wedding

Definition of Hymeneal

1. a. Of or pertaining to marriage; as, hymeneal rites.

2. n. A marriage song.

Definition of Hymeneal

1. Adjective. Pertaining to marriage. ¹

2. Adjective. (anatomy) Of or pertaining to the hymen. ¹

3. Noun. A hymn, song or poem in honour of a wedding. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hymeneal

1. a wedding song or poem [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hymeneal

hylozoism
hylozoisms
hylozoist
hylozoistic
hylozoists
hym
hymar
hymecromone
hymen bifenestratus
hymen sculptatus
hymen subseptus
hymenal
hymenally challenged
hymeneal (current term)
hymeneally
hymeneals
hymenean
hymenectomy
hymenia
hymenial
hymenial cystidium
hymeniderm
hymeniderms
hymeniform
hymenitis
hymenium
hymeniums
hymenless

Literary usage of Hymeneal

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1. The History of Human Marriage by Edward Westermarck (1922)
"The fear of defloration is no doubt closely connected with the fear of hymeneal blood. In the Vedic literature the blood of the bridal night ..."

2. The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for by Edmund Burke, Benjamin Franklin Collection (Library of Congress), John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress) (1822)
"Very rarely indeed is the hymeneal torch lighted here at the altar of love : all preliminaries are carried on by the intervention of a third party ..."

3. Experimental Investigation of the Spirit Manifestations: Demonstrating the by Robert Hare (1855)
"Tlie hymeneal Tie in the Spirit World grows out of the necessity of the ... proves that in this world a hymeneal torch may be lighted, which may not be ..."

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