Saturnalia

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From Latin Sāturnālia, interpreted as the Latin equivalent of Portuguese carnaval (Carnival (the period before Lent)); so called because the genus was discovered in Brazil during Carnival.

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Saturnalia ?

  1. A taxonomic genus within the order Saurischia — a dinosaur from the Triassic period.

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Saturnalia

  1. An Ancient Roman holiday honoring the deity Saturn.
    • 1913, Thomas Bulfinch, The Age of Fable, chapter I:
      Saturn was an ancient Italian deity. It was attempted to identify him with the Grecian god Cronos, and fabled that after his dethronement by Jupiter he fled to Italy, where he reigned during what was called the Golden Age. In memory of his beneficent dominion, the feast of Saturnalia was held every year in the winter season.

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From Sāturnus (Saturn (the Roman god of agriculture)).

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Sāturnālia n pl (genitive Sāturnālium); third declension

  1. A festival of the winter solstice originally celebrated for three days beginning December 17th, but later extended to seven days.

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