Eleusinian

Eleusinian

[el-yoo-sin-ee-uhn]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to Eleusis or to the Eleusinian mysteries.
noun
2.
a native or inhabitant of Eleusis.

Origin:
1635–45; < Latin Eleusini(us) < Greek Eleusínios of Eleusis + -an

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Eleusis (ɪˈluːsɪs)
 
n
Modern Greek name: Elevsís a town in Greece, in Attica about 23 km (14 miles) west of Athens, of which it is now an industrial suburb
 
Eleusinian
 
n, —adj

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Eleusinian
1643, "pertaining to Eleusis," town outside Athens, side of the mystery associated with the cult of Demeter, goddess of harvests, and her daughter.
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