Definition of Encaenia in English:

Encaenia

noun

  • An annual celebration at Oxford University in memory of founders and benefactors.

    • ‘The University has announced that the majority of the degrees will be issued on 22 June, at the University's annual honorary degree ceremony, Encaenia.’
    • ‘Mr Patten will be installed as chancellor at a special ceremony, which will probably be held in tandem with the honorary degree presentation known as Encaenia on June 25.’

Origin

Late 17th century: via Latin from Greek enkainia dedication festival (based on kainos new).

Pronunciation:

Encaenia

/ɛnˈsiːnɪə/