Definition of Saturnalia

1. Noun. An orgiastic festival in ancient Rome in honor of Saturn.

Generic synonyms: Festival, Fete



2. Noun. A wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity.

Definition of Saturnalia

1. n. pl. The festival of Saturn, celebrated in December, originally during one day, but afterward during seven days, as a period of unrestrained license and merriment for all classes, extending even to the slaves.

Definition of Saturnalia

1. Proper noun. (qualifier in Ancient Rome) A holiday to mark the winter solstice. ¹

2. Noun. A period or occasion of general license, in which the passions or vices have riotous indulgence; a period of unrestrained revelry. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Saturnalia

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Literary usage of Saturnalia

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1. Livy, Books XXI. and XXII by Livy (1893)
"Saturnalia: not now established for the first time, but probably enlarged and made more binding. ... 19) apud aedem Saturni convivio dissoluto Saturnalia ..."

2. Livy, Books XXI. and XXII by Livy (1893)
"Saturnalia: not now established for the first time, but probably enlarged and made more binding. ... 19) apud aedem Saturni convivio dissoluto Saturnalia ..."

3. Livy, Books XXI. and XXII by Livy (1893)
"Saturnalia: not now established for the first time, but probably enlarged and made more binding. ... 19) apud aedem Saturni convivio dissolute Saturnalia ..."

4. Livy, Books XXI. and XXII by Livy (1893)
"Saturnalia: not now established for the first time, but probably enlarged and made more binding. ... 19) apud aedem Saturni convivio dissolute Saturnalia ..."

5. The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion by James George Frazer (1900)
"2 Beyond the limits of Italy festivals of the same general character as the Saturnalia appear to have been held over a considerable area of the ancient ..."

6. Magic and Religion by Andrew Lang (1901)
"V. THE Saturnalia We are next to look for an historical case of the yearly sacrifice, ... The argument thus carries us to the Roman feast of the Saturnalia. ..."

7. Curiosities of Literature by Isaac Disraeli (1835)
"ANCIENT AND MODERN Saturnalia. The Stagirite discovered that our nature delights in imitation, and perhaps in nothing more than in representing personages, ..."

8. The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion by James George Frazer (1900)
"2 Beyond the limits of Italy festivals of the same general character as the Saturnalia appear to have been held over a considerable area of the ancient ..."

9. Magic and Religion by Andrew Lang (1901)
"V. THE Saturnalia We are next to look for an historical case of the yearly sacrifice, ... The argument thus carries us to the Roman feast of the Saturnalia. ..."

10. Curiosities of Literature by Isaac Disraeli (1835)
"ANCIENT AND MODERN Saturnalia. The Stagirite discovered that our nature delights in imitation, and perhaps in nothing more than in representing personages, ..."

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