nounpl. -·lias or -·lia
an ancient Roman festival with fertility rites, held Feb. 15
Origin of LupercaliaClassical Latin from adjective Lupercalis from Lupercus, a pastoral god sometimes identified with Faunus from lupus, a wolf: origin, originally meaning obscure
A fertility festival in ancient Rome, celebrated on February 15 in honor of the pastoral god Lupercus.
Origin of LupercaliaLatin Lupercālia from Lupercus Roman god of flocks