[ an-thuh-steer-ee-uh ]
/ ˌæn θəˈstɪər i ə /
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noun (sometimes used with a plural verb)
one of the ancient Athenian festivals composing the Dionysia; a spring festival celebrating flowers and new wine.
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OTHER WORDS FROM AnthesteriaAn·thes·te·ri·ac [an-thuh-steer-ee-ak], /ˌæn θəˈstɪər iˌæk/, adjective
Words nearby Anthesteria
anther, antheridiophore, antheridium, antherozoid, anthesis, Anthesteria, anthill, antho-, anthocarpous, anthocyanin, anthodium
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How to use Anthesteria in a sentence
We have seen in the Anthesteria how the paternal ghosts are expected to look after the seeds in spring.Ancient Art and Ritual|Jane Ellen Harrison
The third feast, the Anthesteria, belongs in classical times to the Olympian Dionysus, and is said to be the oldest of his feasts.Five Stages of Greek Religion|Gilbert Murray
This was the second day of the third Dionysiac festival, called the Anthesteria.Plutarch's Lives, Volume IV|Aubrey Stewart
Amid all the preparations for the Anthesteria made in the play, two statements cannot fail to attract attention.
Here are three different contests in three different places; and the Anthesteria and Lenaea are included under .