Eleusinian
Eleusinian El`eu*sin"i*an, a. [L. Eleusinius, Gr. ?.] Pertaining to Eleusis, in Greece, or to secret rites in honor of Ceres, there celebrated; as, Eleusinian mysteries or festivals. [1913 Webster]

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  • Eleusinian — [el΄yo͞o sin′ē ən] adj. 1. of Eleusis 2. designating or of the secret religious rites (Eleusinian mysteries) celebrated at the ancient Greek city of Eleusis in honor of Demeter and Persephone …   English World dictionary

  • Eleusinian — 1640s, pertaining to Eleusis, town outside Athens, site of the mystery associated with the cult of Demeter, goddess of harvests, and her daughter …   Etymology dictionary

  • Eleusinian — /el yoo sin ee euhn/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to Eleusis or to the Eleusinian mysteries. n. 2. a native or inhabitant of Eleusis. [1635 45; < L Eleusini(us) < Gk Eleusínios of Eleusis + AN] * * * …   Universalium

  • eleusinian — adj. of or relating to Eleusis near Athens. Phrases and idioms: Eleusinian mysteries Gk Hist. the annual celebrations held at ancient Eleusis in honour of Demeter. Etymology: L Eleusinius f. Gk Eleusinios …   Useful english dictionary

  • Eleusinian — adjective Date: 1591 of or relating to ancient Eleusis or to the religious mysteries celebrated there in worship of Demeter and Persephone …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Eleusinian — adjective of or relating to modern , ancient , or the …   Wiktionary

  • eleusinian — El·eu·sin·i·an || ‚eljuː sɪnɪən adj. of or relating to ancient Eleusis or to the religious mysteries celebrated there in worship of Demeter and Persephone …   English contemporary dictionary

  • eleusinian — el·eu·sin·i·an …   English syllables

  • Eleusinian —   n. pertaining to Eleusis, in ancient Greece, and its religious mysteries of initiation …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Eleusinian Mysteries — Topics in Greek mythology Gods Primordial gods and Titans Zeus and the Olympians Pan and the nymphs Apollo and Dionysus Sea gods and Earth gods Heroes Heracles and his Labors Achilles and the Trojan War …   Wikipedia

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