Part of speech: noun

Gr. Myth. The god of marriage.

Part of speech: noun

The wedded state.

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Usage examples "hymen":

  1. The palace of the latter represented the Temple of Hymen, the transparencies on the front representing Peace uniting the august spouses. - "The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte", Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton.
  2. So her ladyship issued her cards most discriminatingly and well, in her determination to let no rival in her circle interfere with her rights as high- priestess of Hymen to her dearest friends. - "A Double Knot", George Manville Fenn.
  3. The third part began with the appearance of Orpheus leading Hymen, to whom he sang praises, accompanying himself on the lyre. - "Some Forerunners of Italian Opera", William James Henderson.