Paranymph Definition

parənimf
noun
In ancient Greece, a groomsman who escorted the bridegroom when he went to bring his bride home, or a bridesmaid who escorted the bride to the bridegroom.
Webster's New World
A best man or bridesmaid.
Webster's New World

(now rare) An ally or spokesman; someone who speaks in support of someone else. [from 16th c.]

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Other Word Forms of Paranymph

Noun

Singular:
paranymph
Plural:
paranymphs

Origin of Paranymph

  • From Middle French paranymphe, from Latin paranymphus, from Ancient Greek παράνυμϕος (paranumÏ•os, “friend of bridegroom"), from παρα- (para-, “para-") + νύμϕη (numÏ•Ä“, “bride").

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