plural lectisterniums
or lectisternia
: a religious rite of ancient Greece and Rome marked by the placing of images of gods on couches and the spreading of food before them

Word History


Latin, from lectus couch + -i- + -sternium (from sternere to spread)

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“Lectisternium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lectisternium. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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