A bride is a woman who is about to be married or who is newlywed to a man or woman.When marrying, the bride’s future spouse, or “husband” is usually referred to as the bridegroom or groom. In Western culture, a bride may be attended by one or more bridesmaids.

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The word may come from the Proto-Germanic verb root *brū-, meaning ‘to cook, brew, or make a broth,’ which was the role of the daughter-in-law in primitive families.

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But Aoife Curran, in Ireland Legends And Folklore, suggests that the word “bride” may be named for Saint Brigit.

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