[meg-uh-lee-zhuh, -shuh, -see-uh]

noun (sometimes used with a plural verb)

an ancient Roman festival in honor of the Magna Mater.

Origin of Megalesia

< Latin, short for megalēsia (lūdī) Megalesian (games), derivative of Megalē the great (< Gk), surname of the Magna Mater
Also called Megalesian Games. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019