nuptial etymology

English word nuptial comes from Proto-Indo-European *snewbʰ-, Proto-Indo-European *snewbʰo-, Latin nubere, and later Latin nupta ((usually with nova) bride. A married woman; wife.)

Detailed word origin of nuptial

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*snewbʰ- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*snewbʰo- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to marry, to wed
nubere Latin (lat)
nubo Latin (lat) (intransitive, of plants) I become joined, tied or wedded (to).. (intransitive, with dative) I veil myself for, get married to, marry, wed (for a woman).. (transitive, rare) I cover, veil.
nupta Latin (lat) (usually with nova) bride. A married woman; wife.
nuptiae Latin (lat) Wedding, marriage, nuptials.
nuptialis Latin (lat) Nuptial (of or pertaining to marriage, wedding).
nuptial English (eng) Capable, or characteristic, of breeding.. Of or pertaining to wedding and marriage.

Words with the same origin as nuptial

Descendants of *snewbʰ-
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