Happy Monday! This week’s category contains out of this world words, at least, they all relate to planets and other objects in space. I’m looking forward to learning a little more about our universe, and I hope you are too. Enjoy your week!

saturnalia (sat-uhr-NAY-lee-uh)

noun: a time of unrestrained revelry

Etymology
From Latin Saturnalia (relating to Saturn). In ancient Rome, Saturnalia was a festival organized in honor of the Roman god Saturn who also gave his name to the planet Saturn. Earliest documented use: 1591. Also see saturnine and saturnian.

Usage (from Wordsmith)
“It is a sort of holiday, a saturnalia, a time of licence when restrictions on liberty can be cast aside.”
Allan Massie; Rioters Just Want Excitement — and New Trainers; The Scotsman (Edinburgh, Scotland); Aug 10, 2011
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