What is another word for hymeneal?

60 synonyms found


[ hˈa͡ɪmənˌi͡əl], [ hˈa‍ɪmənˌi‍əl], [ h_ˈaɪ_m_ə_n_ˌiə_l]

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How to use "Hymeneal" in context?

What is hymeneal? The word "hymeneal" is derived from the Ancient Greek word "hymenē" which means "the goddess of the marriage." It refers to the ceremony or act of marriage where the two parties exchange marriage vows before their invited guests.

The term "hymeneal" was first used in Ancient Greece around the 6th century BC. It was commonly used to describe the priest who officiated at the wedding. In Ancient Greece, the hymeneal was considered the highest ranking priest in the religious hierarchy.

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