Saturnalia meaning

sătər-nālē-ə, -nālyə
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The ancient Roman seven-day festival of Saturn, which began on December 17.
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A celebration marked by unrestrained revelry and often licentiousness; an orgy.
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The ancient Roman festival of Saturn, held about Dec. 17, with general feasting and revelry in celebration of the winter solstice.
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Any period or occasion of unrestrained, often orgiastic, revelry.
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A period or occasion of general license, in which the passions or vices have riotous indulgence; a period of unrestrained revelry.
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An Ancient Roman holiday honoring the deity Saturn.
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Origin of saturnalia

  • Latin Sāturnālia from neuter pl. of Sāturnālis Saturnian from Sāturnus Saturn Saturn

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin Sāturnālia, a festival of the winter solstice

    From Wiktionary