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epithalamium

epithalamium (ĕp´Ĭthəlā´mēəm), song or poem written to celebrate a marriage. An elaborate form of pastoral, the epithalamium usually tells of the happenings of the wedding day. Nymphs, shepherds, and appropriate mythological figures are present to share the poet's joy. Epithalamiums were written in ancient times by Pindar, Sappho, and Catullus. The biblical Song of Solomon is a classic of the genre as is Edmund Spenser's "Epithalamium" (1595), written to celebrate his own marriage.

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epithalamium

epithalamium a song or poem celebrating a marriage. The word is recorded from the late 16th century, and comes via Latin from Greek epithalamion, from epi ‘upon’ + thalamos ‘bridal chamber’.

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epithalamium (Lat., Eng. epithalamion). A marriage song or wedding hymn. Vaughan Williams's cantata Epithalamion (1957) has words selected from Spenser's poem of that name.

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epithalamium nuptial song. XVII. — L. — Gr. epithalámion, f. EPI- + thálamos bridal chamber.

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