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  1. plural of feria



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From Proto-Italic *fēzjās, nominative plural of *fēzjā, *fēzja-, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰéh₁s-yo-s, from *dʰéh₁s (god, godhead, deity), related to Latin fēstus (festive).

Cognate with Ancient Greek θεῖος (theîos, divine) and Oscan 𐌚𐌉𐌝𐌔𐌝𐌀𐌉𐌔 (fiísíais), 𐌚𐌉𐌉𐌔𐌉𐌉𐌔 (fiisiis), 𐌚𐌉𐌔𐌉𐌀𐌝𐌔 (fisiaís, dat.-abl. pl.). In classical Latin, rendered plural even for singular instances by the Latin treatment of most recurring calendrical days;[1][2] singular usage is a development in Late Latin.



fēriae f pl (genitive fēriārum); first declension

  1. A holy day, a festival, a holiday.
  2. A vacation.
  3. (figuratively) Any occasion of rest, peace, or leisure.


First-declension noun, plural only.

Case Plural
Nominative fēriae
Genitive fēriārum
Dative fēriīs
Accusative fēriās
Ablative fēriīs
Vocative fēriae


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  1. ^ Kennedy, Benjamin Hall, The Public School Latin Grammar (1879), p. 126.
  2. ^ Michels, Agnes Kirsopp, Calendar of the Roman Republic (2015), p. 19.

Further reading[edit]

  • feriae”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • feriae”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • feriae in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • feriae in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • feriae”, in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • feriae”, in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin
  • De Vaan, Michiel (2008), “fēriae”, in Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, pages 212-213