encaenia

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noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction, often capitalized en·cae·nia \en-ˈsē-nyə\

Definition of encaenia

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

Origin and Etymology 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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