The same applies to the word ay in the Turkish equivalent, balayı.
In Hungarian language it is called "honey weeks" (mézeshetek).
A honeymoon can also be the first, "sweetest" moments a newly-wed couple spend together, or the first holiday they spend together to celebrate their marriage.
Huloet writes: Hony mone, a term proverbially applied to such as be newly married, which will not fall out at the first, but th'one loveth the other at the beginning exceedingly, the likelihood of their exceadinge love appearing to aswage, ye which time the vulgar people call the hony mone.
There are many words of similar meaning in other languages.
The Merriam-Webster dictionary reports the etymology as from "the idea that the first month of marriage is the sweetest." (1546) In ancient times honeymoon referred to the time of year when bee honey was ripe and cured to be harvested from hives or from the wild which made it the sweetest time of the year.
This was usually around the Summer solstice by end June.
There are now eighteen Mormon missionaries working in Harlem.
The number has gone up from fourteen since January, when, according to Mission President Tom Morgan, the Church began to add ninety-seven new missionaries from around the world to its “New York New York North Mission.” As often as every six weeks, young Mormon missionaries arrive in Harlem, where Malcolm X once gave fiery speeches about racial separation; where a renaissance of art, literature, music and religion engendered a distinctly black American culture; and where cocaine use and gang violence are deeply rooted.Just feet away, a Mormon missionary, wearing her long black coat and tall boots, was dispensing hot chocolate from an orange Gatorade cooler.She was adding to an already alluring display of steaming paper cups, laid out on a table next to blue pleather copies of the Book of Mormon.In Jewish traditions, honeymoons are often put off seven days to allow for the seven nights of feasting if the visits to friends and family can't be incorporated into the trip.The Oxford English Dictionary offers no etymology, but gives examples dating back to the 16th century.Typically honeymoons would start on the night they were married, with the couple leaving midway through the reception to catch a late train or ship.