Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


a.1.Of or pertaining to the Lupercalia.
n.1.A grotto on the Palatine Hill sacred to Lupercus, the Lycean Pan.
References in periodicals archive ?
Other works soon followed, including the highly praised Lupercal (1960) and Selected Poems (1962).
Otra version acerca de la historia etimologica de este termino se remonta aL origen mitico de Roma, (4) e involucra a Lupa o Acca Larencia, a quien diferentes fuentes identifican como La mujer de Faustulo--el pastor que salvo y crio a Romulo y Remo en el rio Tiber--, y la madre adoptiva, <<La Loba>> que amamantaria en el Lupercal a los futuros fundadores de la ciudad romana.
Papias emprunte aux gloses du peri-texte carolingien de l'Ars et signale que Priscien donne aussi la forme lupercal (i-ii et iv), ce qui lui permet de rapporter les explications trouvees dans le Lib.
Gran interes ofrece la cueva del Lupercal, situada bajo la pendiente occidental del Palatino, principal nucleo originario de la ciudad de Roma (Dumezil 1987: 28).
Later winners included Edmund Blunden for The Shepherd (1922), Sean O'Casey for Juno and the Paycock (1925), Virginia Sackville-West for The Land (1926), Siegfried Sassoon for Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man (1928), Lord David Cecil for The Stricken Deer (1929), James Hilton for Lost Horizon (1934), Evelyn Waugh for Edmund Campion (1936), David Jones for In Parenthesis (1938), Graham Greene for The Power and the Glory (1941), and Ted Hughes for Lupercal (1961).
Bush and Tony Blair, while the opening scene at the feast of Lupercal is festive only in the rowdy sense of that word in modern-day Britain: Indeed, swinging baseball bats as they burst out of their too-tight-jeans, the collective extras-as-electorate aren't nearly as frightening as your average Friday night crowd in Leicester Square.
Remus was captured during the Feast of Lupercal and delivered to his grandfather, the deposed king, for judgment.
Iam tum in Palatio monte Lupercal hoc fuisse ludicrum ferunt et a Pallanteo, urbe Arcadica, Pallantium, dein Palatium montero appellatum (.
They held the sacred Ruminalis fig tree in respect and the nearby Lupercal cave was pointed out as the she-wolf's lair.
Hughes's attraction to the Minotaur myth and its taurine associations can be traced back and linked to an early poem in Lupercal where, in 'The Bull Moses', the image of a huge bull confined in a dark habitat becomes a symbol for the depth and mystery of mental space.
As the Lupercal had once been Romulus's festival, so now it became Caesar's" (1981, 181).
In addition to the novel, The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne, Moore exploits the streets of Belfast in The Feast of Lupercal (1958), The Emperor of Icecream (1965), The Doctor's Wife (1976), The Temptation of Eileen Hughes (1981) and in Lies of Silence (1990).