Is “consumed the marriage” a typo?

I am reading a book that says a man “consumed the marriage”, which I presume should be “consummated”.

I did find an Italian website a using the same expression, although that read like it was written by a non-native speaker.

I assume there is no such expression as “consumed the marriage”?

The book is “Easy Meat” by Peter McLoughlin. Opening page:

“…then he [Muhammed] married Aisha when she was a girl of six years
of age, and he consumed that marriage when she was nine years old” –
Hadith Book 63

The book is English but the quote is a translation. However, I’d be surprised it was the author that ran it through a translator.


The consensus (interesting Italian comments notwithstanding) is “consume” must be a typo of “consummate”, which I accept.

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