What does libation mean?

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laɪˈbeɪ ʃənli·ba·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. libation(noun)

    (facetious) a serving of an alcoholic beverage

  2. libation(noun)

    a serving (of wine) poured out in honor of a deity

  3. libation(noun)

    the act of pouring a liquid offering (especially wine) as a religious ceremony

Wiktionary

  1. libation(Noun)

    The act of pouring a liquid or liquor, usually wine, either on the ground or on a victim in sacrifice, in honor of some deity.

    Etymology: From libatio, from libare

  2. libation(Noun)

    The wine or liquid thus poured out.

    Etymology: From libatio, from libare

  3. libation(Noun)

    A beverage, especially an alcoholic one (often used humorously).

    Etymology: From libatio, from libare

Webster Dictionary

  1. Libation(noun)

    the act of pouring a liquid or liquor, usually wine, either on the ground or on a victim in sacrifice, in honor of some deity; also, the wine or liquid thus poured out

    Etymology: [L. libatio, fr. libare to take a little from anything, to taste, to pour out as an offering: cf. F. libation.]

Freebase

  1. Libation

    A libation is a ritual pouring of a liquid as an offering to a god or spirit or in memory of those who have died. It was common in many religions of antiquity and continues to be offered in various cultures today. Various substances have been used for libations, most commonly wine or olive oil, and in India, ghee. The vessels used in the ritual, including the patera, often had a significant form which differentiated them from secular vessels. The libation could be poured onto something of religious significance or into the earth.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Libation

    lī-bā′shun, n. the pouring forth wine or other liquid in honour of a deity: the liquid poured.—adj. Lī′bant, sipping.—v.t. Lī′bate (rare), to make a libation to.—adj. Lī′batory, pertaining to libation. [L. libation-emlibāre, -ātum; Gr. leibein, to pour.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of libation in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of libation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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