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nŏvendĭālis , e, adj. novem-dies,
I.nine-day, of nine days.
I. That lasts nine days, a nine-days' festival, which was solemnized on the occasion of a prodigy announcing misfortune (esp. a shower of stones): “novendiale sacrum,Liv. 1, 31; 21, 62; 23, 31; 25, 7; 26, 23; “27, 37 et saep.: sacrificium,id. 38, 36, 4: “novendiales feriae,Cic. Q. Fr. 3, 5, 1; cf.: novendiales feriae a numero dierum sunt dictae, Paul. ex Fest. p. 176 Müll.—
II. That takes place on the ninth day; of offerings and feasts for the dead, which were celebrated on the ninth day after the funeral: novendiale dicitur sacrificium quod mortuo fit nonā die quā sepultus est, Porphyr. ad Hor. Epod. 17, 49; cf.: novendialia, ἔννατα ἐπί νεκροῦ ἀγόμενα, Gloss. Philox.; cf. also Serv. Verg. A. 5, 64.—These solemnities were also called, subst., nŏvendĭal , is, n.: “nescio utrum inveniatur, alicui sanctorum in Scripturis celebratum esse luctum novem dies, quod apud Latinos novendial appellant,Aug. Quaest. in Heptat. 1 Quaest. 172: “novendialis cena,the funeral banquet held on the ninth day, Tac. A. 6, 5: “Novendiales pulveres ( = recentes),Hor. Epod. 17, 48; v. Orell. ad h. 1.—Prov.: exstincto populo etiam novendialis tarde venit, said of one who brings assistance when too late, Ps.-Quint. Decl. 12, 23.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (5):
    • Tacitus, Annales, 6.5
    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 23, 31
    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 1, 31
    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 21, 62
    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 38, 36
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