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Eleusinian

[ el-yoo-sin-ee-uhn ]
/ ˌɛl yʊˈsɪn i ən /
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adjective

of or relating to Eleusis or to the Eleusinian mysteries.

noun

a native or inhabitant of Eleusis.

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Origin of Eleusinian

1635–45; <Latin Eleusini(us) <Greek Eleusínios of Eleusis + -an
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