pl. -·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.