WEDDING , the
See also:term for the
See also:marriage ceremony . The verb " to wed " is properly to engage by a
See also:pledge (0 . Eng. wed, a pledge, wager; cf .
See also:Lat. vas, vadis; M . Dutch wedde, pledge,
See also:pawn; Swed. vad,
See also:bet, &c.) . The term " wedlock " (0 . -Eng. wedldc; from
See also:lac, a
See also:gift), used of the state of marriage, or the vows and
See also:sacrament of marriage, properly means a gift given as a pledge; cf . Ger . Morgengabe, the gift to the
See also:bride on the
See also:morning after the marriage . See MARRIAGE and
See also:FAMILY .
JAMES WEDDERBURN (1495?-1533), JOHN (1500-1556)
WEDGE (O. Eng. wecg, a mass of metal, cognate with ...
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