Why is a honeymoon so called?

Where did the word honeymoon come from?


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Most Helpful Guy

  • Some say it is because the first month of marriage is supposed to be the sweetest. Moon cycle of about a month, and honey because of the sweetness thing. Honey-moon.

    The term might also come from an old English tradition that dates from the 1600's or earlier. A month's worth of Mead (fermented honey and water) was given to the couple after the ceremony. People then believed that by drinking the Mead during that month, the woman would become more fertile, and become pregnant. So Month of honey (in Mead), or honey moon.

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What Girls Said 1

  • Lol I was instead gonna make up my own definition. Couples call each other HONEY and they like to get romantic mostly when the MOON comes out. That said, "The Freaks Come Out at Night"

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What Guys Said 1

  • The word originated in Babylon 4,000 years ago. "Honeymoon" was the month after a wedding, when the bride's father would give the groom all the mead he wanted. Mead is a honey beer while the Babylon calendar was a lunar calendar.

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