saturnalia
noun plural but singular or plural in construction Etymology: Latin, from neuter plural of saturnalis of Saturn, from Saturnus Date: 1591 1. capitalized the festival of Saturn in ancient Rome beginning on December 17 2. singular, plural saturnalias also saturnalia a. an unrestrained often licentious celebration ; orgy b. excess, extravagancesaturnalian adjectivesaturnalianly adverb

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  • saturnalia — (n.) time of merrymaking, 1590s, from L. Saturnalia, ancient Roman festival of Saturn (held in December), a time of merrymaking for all, from neuter plural of adjective Saturnalis pertaining to Saturn, from Saturnus (see SATURN (Cf. Saturn)). The …   Etymology dictionary

  • Saturnalia — [sat΄ər nā′lē ə, sat΄ərnāl′yə] n. pl. Saturnalias or Saturnalia [L, neut. pl. of Saturnalis, of Saturn] 1. [occas. with pl. v.] the ancient Roman festival of Saturn, held about Dec. 17, with general feasting and revelry in celebration of the… …   English World dictionary

  • Saturnalia — Sat ur*na li*a, n. pl. [L. See {Saturn}.] 1. (Rom. Antiq.) The festival of Saturn, celebrated in December, originally during one day, but afterward during seven days, as a period of unrestrained license and merriment for all classes, extending… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Saturnalia — Saturnalian, adj. /sat euhr nay lee euh, nayl yeuh/, n., pl. Saturnalia, Saturnalias. 1. (sometimes used with a pl. v.) the festival of Saturn, celebrated in December in ancient Rome as a time of unrestrained merrymaking. 2. (l.c.) unrestrained… …   Universalium

  • saturnalia — UK [ˌsætə(r)ˈneɪlɪə] / US [ˌsætərˈneɪlɪə] noun [countable] Word forms saturnalia : singular saturnalia plural saturnalias literary a party or festival during which people drink a lot of alcohol and behave in an uncontrolled way …   English dictionary

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