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  1. februa

    Lupercalia was a pastoral festival of Ancient Rome observed annually on February 15 to purify the city, promoting health and fertility. Lupercalia was also known as dies Februatus, after the purification instruments called februa, the basis for the month named Februarius.

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  1. Februa

    Februalia, also Februatio, was the Roman festival of ritual purification, later incorporated into Lupercalia. The festival, which is basically one of Spring washing or cleaning is ancient, and possibly of Sabine origin. According to Ovid, Februare as a Latin word which refers to means of purification derives from an earlier Etruscan word referring to purging. The Roman month Februarius 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 with the same idea of purification or purging, due to the sweating commonly seen in association with fevers.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of februa in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of februa in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8


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