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”.
- nuptial, nuptials
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”).