Par"a*nymph (?), n. [L. paranymphus, Gr. ; beside, near + a bride: cf. F. paranymphe.]

1. Gr. Antiq. (a)

A friend of the bridegroom who went with him in his chariot to fetch home the bride.

Milton. (b)

The bridesmaid who conducted the bride to the bridegroom.


Hence: An ally; a supporter or abettor.

Jer. Taylor.


© Webster 1913.

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