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Megalesia

[ meg-uh-lee-zhuh, -shuh, -see-uh ]
/ ˌmɛg əˈli ʒə, -ʃə, -si ə /
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noun (sometimes used with a plural verb)
an ancient Roman festival in honor of the Magna Mater.
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Also called Megalesian Games .

Origin of Megalesia

From Latin, short for megalēsia (lūdī) “Megalesian (games),” derivative of Megalē “the great” (from Greek megálē ), epithet of the Magna Mater
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