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Hȳ^men , ĕnis, and Hymĕnaeus or -os , i, m., = Ὑμήν, Ὑμέναιος,
I.the god of marriage, of weddings, Hymen.
B. Derivv.: Hymĕnēĭus , a, um, adj., of or belonging to Hymen, Hymeneal: “lex, Mart. Cap. poët. 7, § 1: tripudia,id. 2, § 132 al.
II. Transf.
A. A nuptial song: “et subito nostras hymen cantatus ad aures Venit,Ov. H. 12, 137: “hymenaeum qui cantent,Ter. Ad. 5, 7, 7; Ov. M. 12, 215; Stat. S. 2, 7, 87.—Hence, Hymĕnāĭcus , a, um, adj., = ὑμεναϊκός, hymeneal, belonging to a nuptial song: “metrum,Serv. de Cent. Metr. 3, 2.—
2. Transf., of animals, Verg. G. 3, 60.
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