lectisternium

noun
lec·​ti·​ster·​ni·​um | \ˌlektəˈstərnēəm\
plural lectisterniums\-​ēəmz \ or lectisternia\-​ēə \

Definition of lectisternium 

: 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

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History and Etymology for lectisternium

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

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