Megalesian
Megalesian Meg`a*le"sian, a. [L. Megalesius, fr. Gr. Mega`lh the Great, a surname of Cybele, the Magna Mater.] Pertaining to, or in honor of, Cybele; as, the Megalesian games at Rome. [1913 Webster]

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  • Megalesia — /meg euh lee zheuh, sheuh, see euh/, n. (sometimes used with a pl. v.) an ancient Roman festival in honor of the Magna Mater. Also called Megalesian Games. [ < L, short for megalesia (ludi) Megalesian (games), deriv. of Megale the great ( < Gk),… …   Universalium

  • Megalesia — /meg euh lee zheuh, sheuh, see euh/, n. (sometimes used with a pl. v.) an ancient Roman festival in honor of the Magna Mater. Also called Megalesian Games. [ < L, short for megalesia (ludi) Megalesian (games), deriv. of Megale the great ( < …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Cybele — This article is about the Anatolian Earth Goddess. For other uses of Magna Mater, see Magna Mater (disambiguation). For other uses of Cybele, see Cybele (disambiguation). Full faced Luvian rock carving of the Phrygian Cybele in Mount Sipylus… …   Wikipedia

  • aedile — aedileship, n. aedilitian /eed l ish euhn/, adj. /ee duyl/, n. Rom. Hist. one of a board of magistrates in charge of public buildings, streets, markets, games, etc. Also, edile. [1570 80; < L aedilis, equiv. to aedi (s. of aedes; see AEDICULE) +… …   Universalium

  • Meg|a|le|sian Games — «MEHG uh LEE zhuhn», a festival in ancient Rome with a stately procession, feasting, and performances in the theater, held in April in honor of the goddess Rhea. ╂[< Latin Megalēsia(lūdī) Megalesian games < Greek mégas, megálou great] …   Useful english dictionary

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