megalesian games


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

< Latin, short for megalēsia (lūdī) Megalesian (games), derivative of Megalē the great (< Gk), surname of the Magna Mater Unabridged
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