saturnalia

noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction sat·ur·na·lia \ ˌsa-tər-ˈnāl-yə , -ˈnā-lē-ə \

Definition of saturnalia

1 capitalized : the festival of Saturn in ancient Rome beginning on December 17
2 singular, plural saturnalias also saturnalia
a : an unrestrained often licentious celebration : orgy

saturnalian

play \ˌsa-tər-ˈnāl-yən, -ˈnā-lē-ən\ adjective

saturnalianly

adverb

Origin and Etymology of saturnalia

Latin, from neuter plural of saturnalis of Saturn, from Saturnus


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