What does the word hymen mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by William James Henderson