What would be a good Latin adjective for things related to opening ceremonies? It might be used together with words meaning speech, ceremony, parade or something similar. Starting with the verb inaugurare, the derivatives inaugurativus and inauguralis come to mind. I have used inaugurativus. Which one is better? Or is there perhaps a better adjective than either of these? Do inaugurativus and inauguralis mean the same if they are both usable?


Google gives quite a lot of hits for inauguralis (in phrases like dissertatio inauguralis, lectio inauguralis), and very few for inaugurativus, most of which aren't actually Latin. So I'd say that's your answer. (For what it's worth, inauguralis sounds better to me personally.)

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    Can you include some references to corroborate this? – brianpck Jul 29 '16 at 1:30
  • @brianpck I added links to the Google searches. – TKR Jul 29 '16 at 3:00

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