Encaenia meaning

ensēnēə, ensēnyə
A festival commemorating the founding of a city, church, university, etc.
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The annual ceremony commemorating the founding of Oxford University.
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The eight days of celebration for the dedication of the church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.
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An academic ceremony in which degrees or awards are given out.
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Origin of encaenia

  • Latin, from Ancient Greek εγκαίνια (enkainia, “a festival of renewal or dedication”).

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