Hymen Definition

hīmən
hymens
noun
hymens
The thin mucous membrane that closes part or sometimes all of the opening of the vagina; maidenhead: an intact hymen is traditionally associated with virginity.
Webster's New World
The god of marriage.
Webster's New World
A wedding song or poem.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
pronoun
(Greek mythology) The god of marriage and marriage ceremonies.
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Other Word Forms of Hymen

Noun

Singular:
hymen
Plural:
hymens

Origin of Hymen

  • Late Latin hymēn from Greek humēn thin skin, membrane syū- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek Ὑμήν (Humen, “Hymen”) or Ὑμέναιος (Humenaios, “Hymenaios”).

    From Wiktionary

  • From French hymen, from Ancient Greek ὑμήν (humēn, “skin, membrane”).

    From Wiktionary

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