Parentalia

plural noun Par·en·ta·lia \ˌpa(a)rən‧ˈtālēə, ˌper-\

Definition of Parentalia

  1. :  the chief annual festival of the dead in ancient Rome from midday February 13 to February 21

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Origin and Etymology of parentalia

Latin, from neuter plural of parentalis parental — more at parental


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