Definition of Orgia
1. orgy [n -S] - See also: orgy
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Orgia
orgia (current term)
Literary usage of Orgia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1893)
"figure of Isis with Hermes lifting the veil, and the inscription, " Natura, sacra orgia movit " (he stirred the holy mysteries of Nature). ..."
2. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1882)
"... work ; see •Work. orgies, sacred rites, revelry. (F. — L.— Gk.) F. orgies. — L. orgia, sb. pi. a festival in honour of Bacchus, orgies. ..."
3. Phantasmata: Or, Illusions and Fanaticisms of Protean Forms, Productive of by Richard Robert Madden (1857)
"ON THE SACRIFICE OF CHILDREN ASCRIBED TO THE EARLY CHRISTIANS AS A RELIGIOUS RITE, AND TO SORCERERS IN THE orgia OF THEIR " SABBATH " ASSEMBLIES, ..."
4. Representative Poems of Living Poets: American and English by George Parsons Lathrop (1886)
"... orgia. (A SONG OF RUIN.) Who cares for nothing alone is free. Sit down, good fellow, and drink with me ! With a careless heart and a merry eye, ..."