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Word of the Day - July 23, 2016
« on: July 23, 2016, 10:40:55 AM »
connubial - adjective [kuh-noo-bee-uh l, -nyoo-]

of marriage or wedlock; matrimonial, conjugal

Citations for connubial:
Only put yourself beyond hazard, as to the real basis of matrimonial bliss, and it is scarcely to be imagined what miracles, in the way of reconciling smaller incongruities, connubial love will effect.
                                                          - Nathaniel Hawthorne, "Mrs. Bullfrog," Mosses from an Old Manse, 1846

Origin of connubial:
Connubial finds its origin in the Latin verb n ? b ? re meaning "to marry." It entered English in the mid-1600s.


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