Lupercalian
adjective see Lupercalia

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • lupercalian — adjective see lupercalia * * * Lupercāˈlian adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑Lupercal * * * Lupercalian, a. (l(j)uːpəˈkeɪlɪən) [f. L. lupercālia (see Lupercal n. 2) + a …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lupercalian — See Lupercalia. * * * …   Universalium

  • lupercalian — lu·per·ca·lian …   English syllables

  • Lupercalia — noun Etymology: Latin, plural, from Lupercus, god of flocks Date: circa 1580 an ancient Roman festival celebrated February 15 to ensure fertility for the people, fields, and flocks • Lupercalian adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mosaic — mosaically, adv. /moh zay ik/, n., adj., v., mosaicked, mosaicking. n. 1. a picture or decoration made of small, usually colored pieces of inlaid stone, glass, etc. 2. the process of producing such a picture or decoration. 3. something resembling …   Universalium

  • Mosaic — /moh zay ik/, adj. of or pertaining to Moses or the writings, laws, and principles attributed to him: Mosaic ethics. Also, Mosaical. [1655 65; < NL Mosaicus, equiv. to LL Mos(es) MOSES + aicus, on the model of Hebraicus Hebraic] * * * Surface… …   Universalium

  • Lupercalia — [lo͞o′pərkal΄lo͞o΄pər kā′lē ə] n. pl. Lupercalias or Lupercalia [L < Lupercalis, of Lupercus < Lupercus < lupus, a wolf: orig. meaning obscure] [occas. with pl. v.] an ancient Roman festival with fertility rites, held Feb. 15 in honor of …   English World dictionary

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