secular games

plural noun

: games honoring the gods of ancient Rome, lasting for three days and nights, and celebrated at long irregular intervals with sacrifices, theatrical shows, feasting, and singing of hymns composed for or appropriate to the occasion

Word History

Etymology

translation of Latin ludi saeculares

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“Secular games.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/secular%20games. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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