Marriage etymology


English word marriage comes from Latin marem, and later Old French (842-ca. 1400) marier ((reflexive, se marier) to get married. To marry.)

Etymology of marriage

Detailed word origin of marriage

Dictionary entry Language Definition
marem Latin (lat)
maritus Latin (lat) (of animals) male. (poetic) lover. Husband, married man Marital, matrimonial, conjugal.
marito Latin (lat) (of animals) I am coupled; I have a mate.. (of plants) I am grafted.. I impregnate.. I marry, wed.
marier Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) (reflexive, se marier) to get married. To marry.
mariage Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) Marriage; wedding.
marriage English (en) (card games) A king and a queen, when held as a hand in Texas hold 'em or melded in pinochle.. (card games) In solitaire or patience games, the placing a card of the same suit on the next one above or below it in value.. (figuratively) A close union. [}]. (often specifically) The union of only two people, to the exclusion of all others.. (sometimes, specifically) The union of two people of [...]

Words with the same origin as marriage

Descendants of marem

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