bride, bridegroom

bride, bridegroom
In the OT the marriage concept is used to describe the relationship of God to his covenant people, Israel, which is regarded as his ‘bride’ (Isa. 62:5). In the NT the image is applied to Christ and the Church (Eph. 5:25 ff.) and implies a relationship of inseparability but not of identification. This image was anticipated by Jesus (Mark 2:19), though the following verse (2:20) reflects the situation in the Church and therefore casts doubt on 2:19 as being from the lips of Jesus himself.

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  • 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 etymolo …   Etymology dictionary

  • 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

  • Bride Services — Bride service has traditionally been portrayed in the anthropological literature as the service rendered by the bridegroom to a bride s family as a bride price or part of one (see dowry). Bride service and bride wealth models frame… …   Wikipedia

  • bride's-man — brideˈman, bride sˈ man or bridesˈman noun (obsolete or dialect) A young unmarried man who attends the bridegroom at a wedding • • • Main Entry: ↑bride bride’s man, bridesman see ↑brideman above. • • • Main Entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • bride price — bride′ price or bride′ price n. ant (in some nonindustrial societies) the money or goods given to the family of a bride by the bridegroom or his family Also called bride•wealth (brīd′welth ). Etymology: 1875–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • 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 — [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 — bride|groom [ˈbraıdgru:m, grum] n also groom [: Old English; Origin: brydguma, from bryd ( BRIDE) + guma man ; influenced by GROOM22] a man at the time he gets married, or just after he is married …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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