feriae

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

feriae

  1. plural of feria

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Italic *fēs-io-, *fēsja-, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeh₁s-yo-, 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.

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Noun[edit]

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.

Declension[edit]

First declension.

Case Plural
nominative fēriae
genitive fēriārum
dative fēriīs
accusative fēriās
ablative fēriīs
vocative fēriae

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Citations[edit]

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

Bibliography[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
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “feriae”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette, s.v.feriae”.
  • 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, pages 212-213