1》 relating to marriage or weddings.
2》 Zoology denoting characteristic breeding coloration or behaviour.
noun (nuptials) a wedding.
C15: from OFr., or from L. nuptialis, from nuptiae 'wedding'.

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  • nuptial — nuptial, iale, iaux [ nypsjal, jo ] adj. • XIIIe; lat. nuptialis, de nuptiæ→ noce ♦ Littér. (sauf dans quelques expr.) Relatif aux noces, à la célébration du mariage. Bénédiction, cérémonie, messe nuptiale. « L amour de Gwinplaine pour Déa… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • nupţial — NUPŢIÁL, Ă, nupţiali, e, adj. Privitor la nuntă, de nuntă; nuntitor, nunţial. ♦ (Despre oameni) Care se referă la perioada împerecherii, de împerechere. [pr.: ţi al] – Din fr. nuptial, lat. nuptialis. Trimis de bogdanrsb, 13.08.2004. Sursa: DEX… …   Dicționar Român

  • nuptial — nuptial, ale (nu psi al, a l ) adj. Qui concerne la cérémonie des noces, le mariage. •   Et pour lit nuptial il te faut un tombeau, CORN. Médée, V, 4. •   Quand près d être éclairés du nuptial flambeau...., CORN. Horace, V, 2. •   Ils viennent… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Nuptial — Nup tial (n[u^]p shal), a. [L. nuptialis, fr. nuptiae marriage, wedding, fr. nubere, nuptum, prop., to cover, to veil, hence, to marry, as the head of the bride was covered with a veil; cf. Gr. ? bride, nymph: cf. F. nuptial.] Of or pertaining to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nuptial — Nup tial, n.; pl. {Nuptials} (n[u^]p shalz). Marriage; wedding; nuptial ceremony; now only in the plural. [1913 Webster] Celebration of that nuptial, which We two have sworn shall come. Shak. [1913 Webster] Preparations . . . for the approaching… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nuptial — I adjective allied, betrothed, bridal, conjugal, connubial, coupled, espoused, genialis, marital, married, mated, matrimonial, nuptialis, united, wedded associated concepts: antenuptial agreement II index conjugal …   Law dictionary

  • nuptial is — index nuptial Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • nuptial — (adj.) late 15c., from M.Fr. nuptial, or directly from L. nuptialis pertaining to marriage, from nuptiae wedding, from nupta, fem. pp. of nubere to marry, wed, take as a husband, related to Gk. nymphe bride, from PIE *sneubh to marry, wed (Cf.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • nuptial# — nuptial adj *matrimonial, conjugal, connubial, hymeneal, marital nuptial *marriage, matrimony, wedlock,wedding,espousal …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • nuptial — Nuptial, [nupti]ale. adj. Qui concerne la ceremonie des nopces, qui sert à l usage du mariage. Robe nuptiale. la benediction nuptiale. ses habits nuptiaux. le lit nuptial. soüiller la couche nuptiale …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Nuptiāl — (lat.), auf die Ehe (nuptiae) bezüglich; daher pacta nuptialia, Ehepakten …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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