Middle English mariage, from Old French mariage, from marier “to marry”, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] maritare “to marry”, literally “give a husband to”, from maritus “married man, husband”, derived probably from Proto-Indo-European *mari-, perhaps a feminine stem of *mer-yo- “young man or young woman” (hence *mari-to- “given a wife”), if not somehow connected with mas “male” (stem mar-).
- The state of being married.
- Note: For a detailed discussion of marriage as an institution, with its traditions, its norms, and the accompanying legal rights and obligations, please consult the Wikipedia article on marriage.
- The union of two people, to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life.
- A wedding.
- You are cordially invited to the marriage of James Smith and Jane Doe.
- A close union.
- A joining of two parts.
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A king and a queen as a starting hand in Texas hold 'em
union of a man and a woman
- The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Help:How to check translations.
Translations to be checked
Elsewhere on the web