Latin Sāturnāliafrom neuter pl. ofSāturnālisSaturnianfromSāturnusSaturnSaturn
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latin Sāturnālia, a festival of the winter solstice
Saturnalia Sentence Examples
He called it "the saturnalia, or excess of faith."
The most important of his works is the Saturnalia, containing an account of the discussions held at the house of Vettius Praetextatus (c. 325-385) during the holiday of the Saturnalia.
The first book is devoted to an inquiry as to the origin of the Saturnalia and the festivals of Janus, which leads to a history and discussion of the Roman calendar, and to an attempt to derive all forms of worship from that of the sun.