Definition of lustral in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈləstrəl/


Relating to or used in ceremonial purification.
Example sentences
  • Many conical cups were brought to light in the West Court, while ceremonies in the Great Hall, with a platform for a lustral basin, were perhaps characterized by restricted attendance.
  • The prairies of Iowa and Kansas offer dry land aplenty, and water here is not a carrier of paralyzing sorrow but a healing substance, lustral and often luminous.
  • ‘Look,’ said the boy with the slender ankles, ‘it's a lustral basin.'


Mid 16th century: from Latin lustralis, from lustrum (see lustrum).

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Syllabification: lus·tral

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