[ 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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In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as…
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
Words nearby Megalesia
megajoule, megakaryoblast, megakaryocyte, megal-, megalecithal, Megalesia, -megalia, megalith, megalithic, megalithic tomb, megalitre
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