noun, plural Lu·per·ca·li·a, Lu·per·ca·li·as.
Examples from the Web for lupercalia
The Roman god of fertility; his festival day was 15th February, and the festivals were called Lupercalia.1000 Mythological Characters Briefly Described|Edward S. Ellis
The final attempt was made at the Lupercalia on the 15th of February.Stories of the Olden Time|Various
Mr. Douce thinks the custom of choosing valentines was a survival from the Roman feast of the Lupercalia.Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems|Geoffrey Chaucer
The boys used to go through the streets, at the Lupercalia flogging themselves.The Cloister and the Hearth|Charles Reade
The ritual of the Lupercalia is almost a solitary exception.The Religious Experience of the Roman People|W. Warde Fowler
British Dictionary definitions for lupercalia
noun plural -lia or -lias
Word Origin for Lupercalia
Word Origin and History for lupercalia
Roman festival held Feb. 15, in honor of Lupercus, god (identified with Lycean Pan) who had a grotto at the foot of the Palatine Hill, from Latin Lupercalia (plural), from Lupercalis "pertaining to Lupercus," whose name derives from lupus "wolf" (see wolf (n.)).