hierogamy etymology

English word hierogamy comes from English -gamy, English hiero- (Holy, sacred.)

Detailed word origin of hierogamy

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-gamy English (eng) (biology) Used to form nouns describing forms of fertilization, pollination or reproduction.. Used to form nouns describing forms of marriage.
hiero- English (eng) Holy, sacred.
hierogamy English (eng) The ritual enactment of sexual relations between gods and goddesses in order to guarantee fertility of crops.

Words with the same origin as hierogamy

Descendants of -gamy
adelphogamy allogamy anemogamy anisogamous anisogamy apogamic bureaugamy deuterogamy dichogamy geitonogamy herkogamous herkogamy hologamy hypergamy hypogamy isogamy karyogamic karyogamy octogamy oogamous oogamy plasmogamic sologamy zoögamy
Descendants of hiero-
hiermartyr hierocracy hierocratic hierogram hierolatry hierology hieromancy hieromartyr hieroscopy hierourgy