2016年6月25日 星期六

brigadier, regiment, a festival of purification called Februa – February is named after


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The ancient Romans had a festival of purification called Februa – February is named after it http://ow.ly/tj5Ei

Februalia, also Februatio, was the Roman festival of ritual purification, later incorporated into Lupercalia.[1] The festival, which is basically one of Spring washing or cleaning (associated also with the raininess of this time of year) is ancient, and possibly of Sabineorigin. According to Ovid, Februare as a Latin word which refers to means of purification (particularly with washing or water) derives from an earlier Etruscan word referring to purging.[2]
The Roman month Februarius ("of Februa," whence the English February derives) is named for the Februa/Februatio festival, which occurred on the 13th to 15th days of this Roman month. A later Roman god Februus personified both the month and also purification, and is named for them. Thus, the month is named for the festival and not for the god.
Some sources connect the Latin word for fever (febris) with the same idea of purification or purging, due to the sweating commonly seen in association with fevers.
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Brigadier John Enoch Powell, MBE (/ˈdʒɒn ˈiːnɒk paʊl/; 16 June 1912 – 8 February 1998) was an English politician, classical scholar, linguist, and poet.
Dressed in his brigadier's uniform, Powell was buried in his regiment's plot in Warwick Cemetery, Warwickshire, ten days later, after a family funeral service at Westminster Abbey and a public service at St. Margaret's, Westminster. He was survived by his widow and two daughters.[63]




brigadier


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音節
brig • a • dier
発音
brìgədíər
レベル
社会人必須
brigadierの変化形
brigadiers (複数形)
[名]
1 英陸軍准将.
2 ((略式))米陸軍=brigadier general.
brig・a・dier・shìp
[名] 

regiment


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音節
reg • i • ment
レベル
大学入試程度
regimentの変化形
regiments (複数形) • regimenting (現在分詞) • regiments (三人称単数現在)
[名] 〔rédʒəmənt〕
1 軍事連隊. ▼米陸軍では1963年に廃止
the colonel of the regiment
連隊長.
2 ((しばしば~s))((主に方言))(…の)大群,大ぜい(の…), 多数(の…)((of ...))
whole regiment [whole regiments] of birds
鳥の大群.
━━[動] 〔rédʒəmènt〕 (他)
1 ((しばしば受身))…を厳格[画一的]に管理する,きびしく訓練する;…に団体[軍隊式]訓練を施す
regimented society
管理社会
The students are highly regimented in that school.
その学校の生徒は厳しいしつけを受けている.
2 …を連隊に編制する;…を連隊に編入[配属]する.
3 (統制のために)〈労働者などを〉組織化する.
règ・i・men・tá・tion
[名] 

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