Nuptial meaning

nŭpshəl, -chəl
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The definition of a nuptial is a wedding.

An example of a nuptial is a wedding ceremony.

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Of, relating to, or occurring during the mating season.

The nuptial plumage of male birds.

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A wedding ceremony.
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Of or having to do with mating.
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Of marriage or a wedding.
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A wedding; marriage.
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Of or pertaining to wedding and marriage.
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Capable, or characteristic, of breeding.
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Of or relating to marriage or the wedding ceremony.
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Origin of nuptial

  • Middle English nupcialle from Old French nuptial from Latin nūptiālis from nūptiae wedding from nūpta feminine past participle of nūbere to take a husband

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

  • From Latin nÅ«ptiālis (“pertaining to marriage"), from nÅ«ptiae (“wedding"), from nupta, from nÅ«bō (“I marry, I take as husband") from Proto-Indo-European *sneubho- (“to marry, to wed").

    From Wiktionary