from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The pouring of a liquid offering as a religious ritual.
- n. The liquid so poured.
- n. Informal A beverage, especially an intoxicating beverage.
- n. Informal The act of drinking an intoxicating beverage.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The act of pouring a liquid or liquor, usually wine, either on the ground or on a victim in sacrifice, in honor of some deity.
- n. The wine or liquid thus poured out.
- n. A beverage, especially an alcoholic one (often used humorously).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of pouring a liquid or liquor, usually wine, either on the ground or on a victim in sacrifice, in honor of some deity; also, the wine or liquid thus poured out.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of pouring a liquid, usually wine, either on the ground or on a victim in sacrifice, in honor of some deity.
- n. The wine or other liquid poured out in honor of a deity; a drink-offering.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a serving (of wine) poured out in honor of a deity
- n. the act of pouring a liquid offering (especially wine) as a religious ceremony
- n. (facetious) a serving of an alcoholic beverage
Analogous to offering liquid food to be poured out as a libation was the custom of anointing sacred objects or hallowed places.
It was customary, moreover, to pour out wine upon the altar, a so-called libation, as a seal of the offering.
Or perhaps the term "libation" would be better than "feast," for the show unfurls largely on designer Kevin Rigdon's atmospheric Bronx pub set, with a beer-pitcher-laden table and a bottle-crammed bar flanking a window often streaked with rain.
She poured a glass of champagne into the Grand Canal -- a "libation" for her former beloved: "For Henry," she said in a soft voice.
It's empowering for artists to go through with making their own presentations, to share mailing lists, to learn how to hang art, especially in consort with other artists, even to figure out what kind of libation to arrange.
A "libation" for the gods, traditionally, is drink that is poured out onto an object or the ground, a sacrifice, and that may seem to be what Heidegger has in mind here: indeed he calls the drink for gods "Spende und Opfer", donation and sacrifice.
I lay with my eyes shut, sniffing Eau de Cologne (I'd poured in a bottleful for a kind of libation, because I could afford to be extravagant), and planning what a delightful future we would have.
R. Simon ben Gamaliel said, “it may all be sold to heathens, excepting the value of the wine of idolatrous libation which is in it.”
Accordingly, the PNCR said, he became founder / president of the National Emanci-pation Trust and hosted several annual "libation" ceremonies to usher in Emancipation Day at the Public Buildings in Georgetown.
traula type of offering - Modify translation: traula "libation"