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Lībĕrālis , e,
I.adj., of or belonging to Liber or Bacchus: ludi, a festival in honor of Bacchus, = Liberalia (v. infra), Naev. ap. Paul. ex Fest. p. 116 Müll.—Hence, subst.: Lībĕrālĭa , ĭum, n., a festival in honor of Liber, celebrated on the 17th of March, the day on which youths received the manly toga, Ov. F. 3, 713: “Liberalium dies, a pontificibus agonium martiale appellatur,Macr. S. 1, 4, § 15: “sacra,id. ib. 1, 18, § 22; Calend. Maff. ap. Inscr. Orell. II. p. 411: “Liberalia tu accusas,Cic. Att. 14, 10, 1: “Liberalibus litteras accepi tuas,id. Fam. 12, 25, 1.—Called also: ludi Liberales: Liberalia Liberi festa, quae apud Graecos dicuntur Διονύσια. Libera lingua loquemur ludis Liberalibus, Naev. ap. Paul. ex Fest. p. 116 Müll.; Com. Rel. v. 113 Rib.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (3):
    • Cicero, Letters to his Friends, 12.25.1
    • Cicero, Letters to Atticus, 14.10.1
    • Ovid, Fasti, 3
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