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  • n. wedding ceremony

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  • n. the social event at which the ceremony of marriage is performed

Etymologies

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1550s, from nuptial, from Latin nūptiālis ("pertaining to marriage"), from nūptiae ("wedding") (note that this is also plural only), from nupta, from nūbō ("I marry, I take as husband") from Proto-Indo-European *sneubho- (“to marry, to wed”).

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