encaenia


en·cae·nia

noun plural but singular or plural in construction, often capitalized \en-ˈsē-nyə\

Definition of ENCAENIA

:  an annual university ceremony (as at Oxford) of commemoration with recital of poems and essays and conferring of degrees

Origin of ENCAENIA

New Latin, from Latin, dedication festival, from Greek enkainia, from en + kainos new — more at recent
First Known Use: 1691

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