What is the history of the word ‘honeymoon’?
Many people know the word ‘honeymoon’. It means a vacation for newlyweds to a holiday resort or perhaps a foreign country. However, do you know where the word originally comes from?
Honeymoon is derived from the Old English ‘honey moone’, which came about because in past time, during the wedding ceremony, the new bride and groom drank one glass of honey wine per day during the first month after their wedding. Moone refers to a period of sweetness, since the moon is full until waning. When the two words were combined, according to Dr Samuel Johnson, who famously complied the first dictionary, it means the first month is full of tenderness and pleasure. Nowadays, a honeymoon can be taken at any time.