Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In Roman antiquity, the ceremony of religious purification, especially as performed at the festival of the Lupercalia on the 15th of February.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete Purification; a sacrifice.

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  • noun purification, rejuvenation, renewal, especially ritual or ceremonial
  • noun the object of such purification; a sacrifice

Etymologies

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From Latin februatio, from februare ‘purify’.

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  • Purification.

    Personal paranoia arising over the 2nd month of the year, and it's particulars.

    May 17, 2008