Hymen

Hy"men

, n. [L., fr. Gr. .] 1. (Class Myth.) A fabulous deity; according to some, the son of Apollo and Urania, according to others, of Bacchus and Venus. He was the god of marriage, and presided over nuptial solemnities.
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Till Hymen brought his love-delighted hour,
There dwelt no joy in Eden's rosy bower.
Campbell.
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2. Marriage; union as if by marriage.
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Hymen of element and race.
Emerson.

 

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