Hilaria

▪ Greco-Roman festival
      in Roman religion, day of merriment and rejoicing in the Cybele-Attis cult and in the Isis-Osiris cult, March 25 and November 3, respectively. It was one of several days in the festival of Cybele that honoured Attis, her son and lover: March 15, his finding by Cybele among the reeds on the bank of the River Gallus; March 22, his self-mutilation; March 24, fasting and mourning at his death; and March 25, the Hilaria, rejoicing at his resurrection. Some of the activities on the Hilaria resembled those associated with April Fools' Day. November 3, the Hilaria of the Isis-Osiris cult, marked the resurrection of Osiris, husband of Isis.

▪ plant genus
      in botany, genus of perennial grasses in the family Poaceae, consisting of about seven species native primarily to warm, dry areas of southern North America. They are known variously as galleta, big galleta, and curly mesquite.

      Curly mesquite (H. belangeri) and galleta (H. jamesii) are palatable to livestock when fresh and green. All the species, however, are important range grasses.

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Hilaria — hat folgende Bedeutungen: Lateinischer Name des Flusses Iller Name der Mutter der hl. Afra, siehe Afra von Augsburg Hilaria ist der Vorname folgender Personen: Hilaria Kramer (* 1967), Schweizer Musikerin (Trompete, Gesang, Komposition) des… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Hilarĭa [1] — Hilarĭa (röm. Ant.), Freudenfest …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Hilarĭa [2] — Hilarĭa, 1) H. Humb. et Bonpl., Pflanzengattung aus der Familie der Gräser Gramineae Phalarideae, 3. Kl. 2 Ordn.; Art: H. cenchroides, in Mexico; 2) H. De C., gehört zu Isotypus H. B. K in der Familie der Compositae Mutisiaceae Eumutisieae …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • HILARIA — festum apud Rom. ad 8. Kal. Aprilis, quo primum tempore Sol diem nocte longiorem portendit, celebrari solitum: in honorem Matris Deûm, ut ex Macrob. Lamprid. in vita Alex. Seu. Turnebo Adv. l. 24. c. 45. aliisque patet. Fiebat autem id maximâ… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • hilária — s. f. 1. Poácea vivaz. • hilárias s. f. pl. 2. Festas em honra de Cíbele (com inicial maiúscula) …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • Hilaria —   Hilaria …   Wikipedia Español

  • Hilaria — For the saint of this name, see Saints Chrysanthus and Daria. In Ancient Roman religious tradition, the hilaria (Greek: polytonic|ἱλάρια ; Latin: hilaris , hilarious ) were festivals celebrated on the vernal equinox to honor Cybele.The Romans… …   Wikipedia

  • Hilaria, SS. (2) — 2SS. Hilaria (Hylaria) et Soc. MM. (12. al. 7. Aug.) Die hl. Hilaria, die Mutter der hl. Afra, gehört zu den Patronen der Stadt und Diöcese Augsburg. Ihr Fest wird alljährlich am 12. August41 als dupl. 2. Class. begangen, obwohl ihr Todestag ein… …   Vollständiges Heiligen-Lexikon

  • Hilaria — Género de plantas de la familia de las Poaceas, orden Poales, subclase Liliidae, clase Liliopsida, división Magnoliophyta. ● Hilaria cenchroides Humb., Bonpl. et Kunth ● Hilaria hintonii Sohns …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Hilaria, S. (1) — 1S. Hilaria, (16. Jan.), eine Reclusin in Aethiopien, wird von den Griechen an obigem Tage verehrt. (Mg.) [Der Name stammt vom Griech. ἱλαρός Lat. hilaris = heiter, munter etc. Ebenso auch die folgenden Hilarianus, Hilarion, Hilarius, Hilarus etc …   Vollständiges Heiligen-Lexikon

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.