The birthday (dies natalis, sacra natalicia) was celebrated in ancient times.
And Huxley, in controversy, was no more kind to my sacra than to other people's.
In the Roman sacra gentilicia it was rather the divinized ancestors who were the guests—they were entertained by the living.
The gens had its own sacellum or chapel, and its own sacra or religious rites.
An oak tree with a scroll containing the words “sacra Quercus.”
Not, of course, to be confused with the sacra rappresentazione so called.
Simple creature, of course she knew not the sacra fames of chess–players.
They are prefaced by some general reflexions on the mischiefs occasioned by the sacra fames auri.
The cults recognized by the state are the sacra of noble clans.
The worker in wrought iron welds such screens as guard the chapel of the sacra Cintola at Prato.
bone at the base of the spine, 1753, from Late Latin os sacrum "sacred bone," from Latin os "bone" (see osseous) + sacrum, neuter of sacer "sacred" (see sacred). Said to be so called because the bone was the part of animals that was offered in sacrifices. Translation of Greek hieron osteon. Greek hieros also can mean "strong," and some sources suggest the Latin is a mistranslation of Galen, who was calling it "the strong bone."
sacrum sa·crum (sā'krəm, sāk'rəm)
n. pl. sa·cra (sā'krə, sāk'rə)
The triangular segment of the spinal column that forms part of the pelvis and closes in the pelvic girdle posteriorly, is formed between the ages of 16 and 25 by the fusion of five originally separate sacral vertebrae, and articulates with the last lumbar vertebra, the coccyx, and the hipbone on either side.
A triangular bone at the base of the spine, above the coccyx (tailbone), that forms the rear section of the pelvis. In humans it is made up of five vertebrae that fuse together by adulthood. See more at skeleton.