Paranymph (παρανύμφιος), a term used in ancient Greece to denote one of the friends or relations of a bridegroom who attended him on the occasion of his marriage. Among the Jews there were two paranymphs, one a relative of the bridegroom and the other of the bride; the first was called his companion, and the other her conductor. Their business was to attend upon the parties at the marriage ceremony. SEE WEDDING.

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