Nuptial Definition

nŭpshəl, -chəl
nuptials
adjective
Of marriage or a wedding.
Webster's New World
Of or having to do with mating.
Webster's New World

Capable, or characteristic, of breeding.

Wiktionary
Antonyms:
divorce
noun
A wedding; marriage.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
weddingspousalmarriageespousalOften used in plural: bridal

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

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