Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A gift made to a woman by her husband the morning after marriage: a practice formerly common in Europe (in some places a legal right of the bride), but now nearly obsolete.

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Examples

  • The pardon granted, G√ľnther and Hagan at once plotted to have the Nibelungen hoard, Siegfried's morning-gift to Kriemhild, brought to Worms.

    National Epics

  • And as for that ring yonder which you have on your finger, and which you got as your "morning-gift"; its name is Andvari's-spoil, and _that_

    Popular Tales from the Norse

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