connubial[kə no̵̅o̅′bē əl, -nyo̵̅o̅′-]
- The definition of connubial is the state of being married.
An example of connubial is the relationship between a woman and her husband.
Origin of connubialClassical Latin conubialis ; from conubium, marriage ; from com-, together + nubere, to marry: see nubile
Origin of connubialLatin cōnūbiālis, from cōnūbium, marriage : com-, com- + nūbere, to marry.
- con·nu′bi·al·ism, con·nu′bi·al′i·ty
(comparative more connubial, superlative most connubial)
- Of or relating to the state of being married.
Particularly used in fixed phrases, such as “connubial bliss”, “connubial love”, “connubial relations”, and “connubial bed”.
1650s, from Latin connūbiālis, from connūbium (“marriage, wedlock”) (variants of cōnūbiālis (“pertaining to wedlock”), from cōnūbium (“marriage, wedlock”)) from com- (“together”) (English com-) + nūbō (“marry, to take as husband”) (from which nubile) from Proto-Indo-European *sneubho- (“to marry, to wed”).