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  1. prothalamion, prothalamiumnoun

    a song in celebration of a marriage


  1. prothalamiumnoun



  1. prothalamium

    A prothalamium is a song or poem in honor of a bride and bridegroom before their wedding. It is often written or performed to celebrate and announce the upcoming wedding. The term originated from ancient Greece where it was traditionally sung at the door of the bridal chamber.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prothalamiumnoun

    a song in celebration of a marriage

  2. Etymology: [NL., fr. Gr. before + chamber, especially, the bridal chamber.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Prothalamium

    prō-tha-lā′mi-um, n. a piece written to celebrate a marriage.—Also Prothalā′mion. [Gr. pro, before, thalamos, a bride-chamber.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of prothalamium in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of prothalamium in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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