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Etrennʹes (2 syl.)

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New-year’s gifts are so called in France. Strenʹia, the Roman goddess, had the superintendence of new-year’s gifts, which the Romans called strenæ. Taʹtius entered Rome on New-year’s Day, and received from some augurs palms cut from the sacred grove, dedicated to the goddess Strenia. Having succeeded, he ordained that the 1st of January should be celebrated by gifts to be called strenæ, consisting of figs, dates, and honey; and that no word of ill omen should be uttered on that day.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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