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Hymen

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English > Greek (Woodhouse)

Ὑμήν, -ένος, ὁ, Ὑμέναιος, ὁ.

Latin > English (Lewis & Short)

Hȳ̆men: ĕnis, and Hymĕnaeus or -os, i, m., = Ὑμήν, Ὑμέναιος,
I the god of marriage, of weddings, Hymen.
I Lit.: dum illam educunt huc novam nuptam foras, suavi cantu concelebra omnem hanc plateam Hymenaeo! Io Hymen Hymenaee! Io Hymen! Plaut. Cas. 4, 3, 1 sqq.; 15 sq.: jam veniet virgo, jam dicetur Hymenaeus. Hymen o Hymenaee, Hymen ades o Hymenaee, Cat. 62, 5 (acc. to the Gr. Ὑμὴν ὦ Ὑμέναιε); 62, 10 sq.; for which: io Hymen Hymenaee io, Io Hymen Hymenaee, id. 61, 124; 144 sq.: vulgus Hymen Hymenaee vocant, Ov. H. 14, 27; 12, 143: nec quid Hymen, quid Amor, quid sint conubia, curat, id. M. 1, 480: Hymen, id. H. 6, 44: taedas Hymenaeus Amorque Praecutiunt, id. M. 4, 758; so, Hymenaeus, id. ib. 6, 429; 9, 762 et saep.—
   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.—
   B Nuptials, a wedding: hymen funestus illaetabilis, Sen. Troad. 861: conubio jungam stabili propriamque dicabo: Hic hymenaeus erit, Verg. A. 4, 127: (Helena) Pergama cum peteret inconcessosque hymenaeos, id. ib. 1, 651; so in plur., Lucr. 4, 1251; Verg. A. 3, 328; 4, 99; Stat. Th. 3, 283.—
   2    Transf., of animals, Verg. G. 3, 60.

Latin > French (Gaffiot)

(1) Hўmēn, m. [seult aux nom. et voc.], Hymen [dieu du mariage] : Ov. H. 6, 44 ; M. 1, 480 || chant d’hyménée : Ov. H. 12, 137.

Latin > German (Georges)

(1) Hymēn1, enis, m. (Ὑμήν), I) der Gott der Vermählung, -der Hochzeiten, Hymen, Ov. her. 6, 44; met. 1, 480 u.a. – verb. Hymen Hymenaeus, Catull. 62, 5 u.a. Ov. her. 14, 27 u.a. – II) meton., das Hochzeitslied, Hymen cantatus, Ov. her. 12, 137.

German > Latin

Hymen, s. Hochzeitsgott.

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Latin > English

Hymen undeclined N M :: Greek wedding chant/refrain; (personified as a god); marriage, wedding, match

Wikipedia EN

Hymen (Ancient Greek: Ὑμήν), Hymenaios or Hymenaeus, in Hellenistic religion, is a god of marriage ceremonies, inspiring feasts and song. Related to the god's name, a hymenaios is a genre of Greek lyric poetry sung during the procession of the bride to the groom's house in which the god is addressed, in contrast to the Epithalamium, which is sung at the nuptial threshold. He is one of the winged love gods, Erotes. Hymen is the son of Apollo and one of the muses, Clio or Calliope or Urania or Terpsichore.

Hymen's name is derived from the Proto-Indo-European root *syuh₁-men-, "to sew together," hence, "joiner;" it is also recorded in Doric Greek as Ῡ̔μᾱ́ν (Hyman). The term hymen was also used for a thin skin or membrane, such as the hymen that covers the vaginal opening and was traditionally supposed to be broken by sexual intercourse following a woman's (first) marriage. So, the membrane's name was not directly connected to that of the god, but they shared the same root and in folk etymology were sometimes supposed to be related.

Translations

ar: هيمين; be: Гіменей; br: Hymen; bs: Himen; ca: Himeneu; cs: Hymén; de: Hymenaios; el: Υμέναιος; eml: Imenéo; en: Hymen; eo: Himeno; es: Himeneo; fa: هایمن; fi: Hymen; fr: Hymen; gl: Himeneo; hu: Hümenaiosz; hy: Հիմենևս; id: Himenaios; it: Imene; ja: ヒュメナイオス; la: Hymen; lt: Himenajas; mk: Химен; nl: Hymenaeus; no: Hymenaios; pl: Hymen; pt: Himeneu; ru: Гименей; sl: Himen; sr: Химен; sv: Hymenaios; th: ไฮเมเนียส; uk: Гіменей; zh: 海曼