bridegroom

bridegroom O.E. brydguma "suitor," from bryd "bride" (see BRIDE (Cf. bride)) + guma "man" (Cf. O.N. gumi, O.H.G. gomo, cognate with L. homo "man;" see HOMUNCULUS (Cf. homunculus)). Ending altered 16c. by folk etymology after GROOM (Cf. groom) "groom, boy, lad" (q.v.). Common Germanic compound (Cf. O.S. brudigumo, O.N. bruðgumi, O.H.G. brutigomo, Ger. Bräutigam), except in Gothic, which used bruþsfaþs, lit. "bride's lord."

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  • Bridegroom — Bride groom ( gr[=oo]m ), n. [OE. bridegome, brudgume, AS. br[=y]dguma (akin to OS. br[=u]digumo, D. bruidegom, bruigom, OHG. pr[=u]tigomo, MHG. briutegome, G. br[ a]utigam); AS. br[=y]d bride + guma man, akin to Goth. guma, Icel. gumi, OHG. gomo …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bridegroom — [n] male marriage partner benedict, groom, helpmate, husband, mate, newlywed, old man*, spouse; concepts 296,419 Ant. bride …   New thesaurus

  • bridegroom — ► NOUN ▪ a man on his wedding day or just before and after the event. ORIGIN Old English, «bride man» …   English terms dictionary

  • bridegroom — [brīd′gro͞om΄] n. [ME bridegome < OE brydguma, suitor < bryd, bride + guma (akin to L homo), man; altered by folk etym. after GROOM] a man who has just been married or is about to be married …   English World dictionary

  • bridegroom — UK [ˈbraɪdˌɡruːm] / US [ˈbraɪdˌɡrum] noun [countable] Word forms bridegroom : singular bridegroom plural bridegrooms a man who is getting married, or who has recently married. The bridegroom is often simply called the groom …   English dictionary

  • bridegroom — noun Etymology: Middle English (Scots) brydegrome, by folk etymology from Middle English bridegome, from Old English brȳdguma, from brȳd + guma man; akin to Old High German brūtgomo bridegroom more at homage Date: 14th century a man just… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bridegroom — (also groom) noun ADJECTIVE ▪ prospective ▪ proud PHRASES ▪ the bride and bridegroom …   Collocations dictionary

  • bridegroom — bride|groom [ braıd,grum ] noun count a man who is getting married, or who has recently gotten married. The bridegroom is usually simply called the groom …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bridegroom — [[t]bra͟ɪdgruːm[/t]] bridegrooms N COUNT A bridegroom is a man who is getting married. Syn: groom …   English dictionary

  • bridegroom — /bruyd groohm , groom /, n. a newly married man or a man about to be married. [bef. 1000; late ME (Scots) brydgrome, alter. of ME bridegome, OE brydguma (bryd BRIDE1 + guma man, c. L homo), with final element conformed to GROOM] * * * …   Universalium

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