- Eleusinian 1640s, "pertaining to Eleusis," town outside Athens, site of the mystery associated with the cult of Demeter, goddess of harvests, and her daughter.
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Eleusinian — El eu*sin i*an, a. [L. Eleusinius, Gr. ?.] Pertaining to Eleusis, in Greece, or to secret rites in honor of Ceres, there celebrated; as, Eleusinian mysteries or festivals. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Eleusinian — [el΄yo͞o sin′ē ən] adj. 1. of Eleusis 2. designating or of the secret religious rites (Eleusinian mysteries) celebrated at the ancient Greek city of Eleusis in honor of Demeter and Persephone … English World dictionary
Eleusinian — /el yoo sin ee euhn/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to Eleusis or to the Eleusinian mysteries. n. 2. a native or inhabitant of Eleusis. [1635 45; < L Eleusini(us) < Gk Eleusínios of Eleusis + AN] * * * … Universalium
eleusinian — adj. of or relating to Eleusis near Athens. Phrases and idioms: Eleusinian mysteries Gk Hist. the annual celebrations held at ancient Eleusis in honour of Demeter. Etymology: L Eleusinius f. Gk Eleusinios … Useful english dictionary
Eleusinian — adjective Date: 1591 of or relating to ancient Eleusis or to the religious mysteries celebrated there in worship of Demeter and Persephone … New Collegiate Dictionary
Eleusinian — adjective of or relating to modern , ancient , or the … Wiktionary
eleusinian — ElÂ·euÂ·sinÂ·iÂ·an || â€šeljuË sÉªnÉªÉ™n adj. of or relating to ancient Eleusis or to the religious mysteries celebrated there in worship of Demeter and Persephone … English contemporary dictionary
eleusinian — el·eu·sin·i·an … English syllables
Eleusinian — n. pertaining to Eleusis, in ancient Greece, and its religious mysteries of initiation … Dictionary of difficult words
Eleusinian Mysteries — Topics in Greek mythology Gods Primordial gods and Titans Zeus and the Olympians Pan and the nymphs Apollo and Dionysus Sea gods and Earth gods Heroes Heracles and his Labors Achilles and the Trojan War … Wikipedia