Matralia

Matralia

[muh-trey-lee-uh, -treyl-yuh]
noun, plural Matralia, Matralias. (sometimes used with a plural verb)
an annual festival of ancient Rome celebrated by women in honor of the goddess Matuta.

Origin:
1895–1900; < Latin Mātrālia (festa) (festival) of Māter Mātūta (goddess of dawn); mātrālia, neuter plural of mātrālis pertaining to a mother. See mater, -al1

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