Origin of lustrum
Examples from the Web for lustrum
One of the British novels with the highest sales hopes before Christmas is Lustrum by Robert Harris.The Best of Brit Lit
September 30, 2009
But truly, as he avowed, he was entering the fifth lustrum beyond it.The Book of Khalid
When the lustrum was finished, the consuls set out for their provinces.The History of Rome, Books 37 to the End
Why, you will have a million, not in a decade, but in a lustrum.Montreal 1535-1914, Volume II (of 2)</p>
William Henry Atherton
The death of Publius Furius prevented their completing the lustrum.
Your present lustrum is not a fortunate one; but it has nearly expired, and better days are at hand.Chinese Sketches
Herbert A. Giles
- a period of five years
Word Origin and History for lustrum
(plural lustra), "purification of the Roman people every five years," 1580s, from Latin lustrum, perhaps from root of luere "to wash," related to lavere (see lave). Or [Watkins, Klein] from PIE *leuk-stro-, from base *leuk- "light, brightness."