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Ambarvalia

Definition of the noun Ambarvalia

What does Ambarvalia mean as a name of something?

Ambarvalia is a genus of Delphacidae, described by Distant in 1917.

Explanation

Ambarvalia was a Roman agricultural fertility rite held at the end of May in honor of Ceres.

Phrases with Ambarvalia

  1. Ambarvalia Pyrops
  2. Species Ambarvalia Pyrops
  3. Genus Ambarvalia

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Google previewEncyclopaedia perthensis, or, Universal dictionary of the arts, sciences, literature, etc. : intended to supersede the use of other books of reference (1816)

AMBARVALIA, in antiquity, a festival among the Romans, celebrated annually in honour of Ceres, in order to procure a happy harvest. At these feasts they sacrificed a bull, a sow, and a liieep, which, before the sacrifice, were led in procession ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica, Or Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature (1853)

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AMBARVALIA, in Antiquity, an annual ceremony among the Romans, on the Ides of May, when, in order to procure from the gods a happy harvest, they conducted the victims thrice round the corn-fields in procession before sacrificing them.

Google previewBell's New Pantheon; or Historical dictionary of the gods, demi-gods, heroes ... (1790)

Some make a quinquennial, as well as an annual Ambarvalia, the one performed once every lustrum, the other once a year,

The former was called the greater Ambarvalia, as being performed according to a settled rite ; and it is to these the ...

Google previewThe New Werner Twentieth Century Edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica (1907)

A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature, Science, History, Geography, Commerce, Biography, Discovery and Invention

AMBARVALIA, or Ambarva le Sacrum (amino and arvum, to go round the field), an annual festival celebrated in ancient Rome on three days during the month of May. The private ambarvalia is to be distinguished from the sacrificium dea dice ...

Google previewShort Dictionary of Mythology (2009)

by Percival George Woodcock

1 Ambarvalia Alma Mammosa, a name of Ceres. Alpheus, a river god. See Arethusa. Altar, structure on which a sacrifice was offered. The earliest altars were just heaps of earth or turf or unhewn stone; as the mode of sacrificing became ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica or a Dictionary of Arts and Sciences [...] (1771)

AMBARVALIA, in antiquity, a ceremony among the RumaDS, wlicn, in order to procure front the gods an happy harvest, ...

Google previewHarper's Dictionary of Classical Literature and Antiquities (1897)

by Harry Thurston Peck

Ambarvalia. A rural festival among the Romans for the purification ( lustratio) of the country, and for invoking the blessing of Ceres upon the fruits of the earth.

Google previewBell's New Pantheon; Or, Historical Dictionary of the Gods, Demi-gods, Heroes, and Fabulous Personages of Antiquity (1790)

Also, of the Images and Idols Adored in the Pagan World; Together with Their Temples, Priests, Altars, Oracles, Fasts, Festivals, Games ... by John Bell

The former was called the greater Ambarvalia, as being performed according to a settled rite ; and it is to these the denomination Suovctaurilia seems alone to belong. Sec Suffvetaurilia. AMBASINEUS, one of the competitors in the games of ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1853)

Or, Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature

AMBARVALIA, in Antiquity, an annual ceremony among the Romans, on the Ides of May, when, in order to procure from the gods 9. happy harvest, they conducted the victims thrice round the corn-fields in procession before sacrificing them.

Google previewA Classical Dictionary, Containing a Copious Account of All the Proper Names Mentioned in Antient Authors... (1839)

by John Lemprière

ARVALES, a name given to twelve priests at Rome, who celebrated the festivals called Ambarvalia. According to some, they were descended from the twelve sons of Acca Laurentia, who was the nurse of Romulus. They wore a crown of ears ...

Google previewA Classical Dictionary ... The sixth edition, corrected (1815)

by John LEMPRIERE (D.D.)

AnvALt- zs, a name given no twelve pfiefls Iho celebrated the festivals called Ambarvalia.

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Scrabble value of A1M3B3A1R1V4A1L1I1A1

The value of this 10-letter word is 17 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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