Definition of Quinquatria in US English:

Quinquatria

(also Quinquatrus)

noun

  • A Roman festival in honour of the goddess Minerva (19–23 March).

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Lodowick Lloyd (fl. 1573–1607). From classical Latin quinquātria (neuter plural; also quinquātrūs (feminine plural)), the name of the festival; of uncertain origin: the first element may be quīnque five, as the festival began five days (counting inclusively) after the Ides (15 March), or the name may perhaps be of Etruscan origin.

Pronunciation

Quinquatria

/kwɪnˈkwɒtrɪə/