Eleusinian

[ el-yoo-sin-ee-uh n ]
/ 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.

Origin of Eleusinian

1635–45; < Latin Eleusini(us) < Greek Eleusínios of Eleusis + -an
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Word Origin and History for eleusinian

Eleusinian


adj.

1640s, "pertaining to Eleusis," town outside Athens, site of the mystery associated with the cult of Demeter, goddess of harvests, and her daughter.

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