- of, relating to, or employed in the lustrum, or rite of purification.
- occurring every five years; quinquennial.
Origin of lustral
Examples from the Web for lustral
Historical Examples of lustral
The ancients had their lustral water for sprinkling and purifying the people.The Mysteries of All Nations
Did I need such a crowd to help me by holding the lustral victims during the lengthy rite?The Apologia and Florida of Apuleius of Madaura
And the seer Calchas will to his cost consecrate the sacrificial cakes and lustral waters.
Fair dewy streams, and lustral waters from ancestral sources await thee, and the host of the Greeks eager to reach Troy.
But the son of Peleus ran around the altar of the Goddess, taking the canister and lustral waters at the same time.
- of or relating to a ceremony of purification
- taking place at intervals of five years; quinquennial
Word Origin for lustral
"pertaining to purification," 1530s, from Latin lustralis, from lustrum (see lustrum). Hence, also, "every five years" (1781).