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Nuptials

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Núptials. n.s. like the Latin without singular. [nuptiæ, Lat.]

  1. Marriage.

    This is the triumph of the nuptial day,
    My better nuptials, which in spite of fate,
    For ever join me to my dear Morat.
    Dryd. Aurengz.

  2. It is in Shakespeare singular, but contrarily to use.

    Lift up your countenance, as 'twere the day
    Of celebration of that nuptial, which
    We two have sworn shall come.
    Shakes. W. Tale.

Sources: Dryden, John (788) · Shakespeare's Winter's Tale (43)

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