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luminaria

luminaria

English

Noun

luminaria (plural luminarias)

  1. a vigil fire used in ceremonies in Native American and Hispanic cultures
  2. a makeshift lantern used as a holiday decoration, especially in Hispanic culture

Etymology 2

Noun

luminaria

  1. plural of luminarium

Italian

Etymology

From Late Latin luminaria, neuter plural of luminare, from Latin lumen.

Noun

luminaria f (plural luminarie)

  1. (chiefly in the plural) illuminations

Spanish

Etymology

Borrowed from Late Latin lūmināria, neuter plural of lūmināre, from Latin lūmen. Compare the inherited doublet lumbrera.

Noun

luminaria f (plural luminarias)

  1. vigil fire
  2. lamp, light
  3. altar lamp

Noun

luminaria m, f (plural luminarias)

  1. luminary, star, celebrity