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Lupercalia

noun Lu·per·ca·lia \ˌlü-pər-ˈkā-lē-ə, -ˈkāl-yə\

Definition of LUPERCALIA

:  an ancient Roman festival celebrated February 15 to ensure fertility for the people, fields, and flocks
Lu·per·ca·lian \-ˈkā-lē-ən, -ˈkāl-yən\ adjective

Origin of LUPERCALIA

Latin, plural, from Lupercus, god of flocks
First Known Use: circa 1580

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