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Definition of Libations

Libation
Libation Li*ba"tion (l[-i]*b[=a]"sh[u^]n), n. [L. libatio, fr. libare to take a little from anything, to taste, to pour out as an offering: cf. F. libation.] 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. --Dryden. A heathen sacrifice or libation to the earth. --Bacon.

Meaning of Libations from wikipedia

- deceased would ritually pour libations into the dead person's grave through a clay pipe, thereby allowing the dead to drink. Libation was part of ancient Egyptian...
- his sister Electra at Agamemnon's grave, while she was there bringing libations to Agamemnon in an attempt to stop Clytemnestra's bad dreams. Shortly...
- perfectly pure water. He should also according to his ability, offer libations of water to the gods, to the paternal ancestors, as prescribed by the...
- Libations were a part of daily life, and the pious might perform them every day in the morning and evening, as well as to begin meals. A libation most...
- identified. In Akkadian texts, and Ugaritic epics there are references to libations, and sometimes the same verb stem N-S-K "to pour" is used. Psalm 16:4...
- bowls of wine, where libations from the first bowl were usually dedicated either to the Olympians or to Agathos Daimon, libations from the second were...
- The Libations of Samhain is a live album released by Sunn O))). The first track is a live performance in London, on Halloween 2003 and the second is an...
- sacrificial offerings to deities. She was also offered the first and last libations of wine at feasts. Her own sacrificial animal was a domestic pig. The...
- in numerous credible bartender guides. One of the most famous of these libations is Ernest Hemingway's "Death in the Afternoon" ****tail, a tongue-in-ch****...
- of daily life. Each home had a household shrine at which prayers and libations to the family's domestic deities were offered. Neighbourhood shrines and...
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