from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to libations; of the nature of a libation.
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If this were the only context, we might mistake this word to refer to libational offerings, however we can clearly see that Alcestis is not a "pourable" kind of gal.
This is what a 2nd century CE Roman patera looks like. because it's found consistently in libational contexts with direct objects like liquids, jugs, pateras, etc.
Then he stopped to look at a bull of mighty girth, and snowy-white, covered with vines freshly cut, and bearing on its broad back a naked child in a basket, the image of a young Bacchus, squeezing the juice of ripened berries into a goblet, and drinking with libational formulas.
Somehow in the libational haze of last Friday night's self-induced dystopia, we noted a strange factoid surfacing across the ESPN bottom-line crawler.