(?), n. [L. paranymphus, Gr. ; para` beside, near + a bride: cf. F. paranymphe.] 1. (Gr. Antiq.) (a) A friend of the bridegroom who went with him in his chariot to fetch home the bride. Milton. (b) The bridesmaid who conducted the bride to the bridegroom.
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2. Hence: An ally; a supporter or abettor. Jer. Taylor.
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