Meaning of hymeneal in English:


Pronunciation /ˌhʌɪmɪˈniːəl/


  • Of or concerning marriage.

    ‘hymeneal orgies’
    • ‘Is it so difficult to wait until you are out of the register office to exchange some home-made vows and a selection of inspiring hymeneal ditties?’
    • ‘The ground was spread with leaves and flowers, and their musicians sung a hymeneal song to the tune of their flutes.’
    • ‘For this reason he was invoked in the hymeneal songs.’
    matrimonial, marital, marriage, wedding, conjugal, connubial, bridal


Early 17th century from Latin hymenaeus, from Hymen (from Greek Humēn), the name of the god of marriage, + -al.