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Megalesia

[meg-uh-lee-zhuh, -shuh, -see-uh] /ˌmɛg əˈli ʒə, -ʃə, -si ə/
noun, (sometimes used with a plural verb)
1.
an ancient Roman festival in honor of the Magna Mater.
Also called Megalesian Games.
Origin
< Latin, short for megalēsia (lūdī) Megalesian (games), derivative of Megalē the great (< Gk), surname of the Magna Mater
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