festival

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English[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From Old French festival, from Late Latin fēstīvālis, from Latin fēstīvus (festive).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfɛstəvəl/
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

festival (comparative more festival, superlative most festival)

  1. Pertaining to a feast or feast day. (Now only as the noun used attributively.)
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.iii:
      the temple of the Gods [...] / Whom all the people decke with girlands greene, / And honour in their festiuall resort [...].

Noun[edit]

festival (plural festivals)

  1. (biblical) A feast or feast day.
    • Deuteronomy 16:16 ((Can we date this quote by Holman Christian Standard Bible and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?))
      16 All your males are to appear three times a year before the Lord your God in the place He chooses: at the Festival of Unleavened Bread, the Festival of Weeks, and the Festival of Booths. No one is to appear before the Lord empty-handed.
  2. An event or community gathering, usually staged by a local community, which centers on some theme, sometimes on some unique aspect of the community.
    The Reading and Leeds festivals take place on the August bank holiday.
  3. In mythology, a set of celebrations in the honour of a god.
  4. (Caribbean, Jamaican) fried cornbread

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Catalan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

festival m (plural festivals)

  1. festival

Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English festival

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈfɛstɪval]
  • Hyphenation: fe‧s‧ti‧val

Noun[edit]

festival m inan

  1. festival (an event or community gathering)

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • festival in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • festival in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Dutch[edit]

Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nl

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English festival, from Old French festival, from Late Latin fēstīvālis, from Latin fēstīvus (festive).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfɛs.tiˌvɑl/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: fes‧ti‧val

Noun[edit]

festival n (plural festivals, diminutive festivalletje n)

  1. A festival (festive event or gathering).

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English festival, from Old French festival.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

festival m (plural festivals)

  1. festival

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English festival.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfɛs.ti.val/, (traditional) /fes.tiˈval/[1]

Noun[edit]

festival m (invariable)

  1. festival
  2. worker's festival

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References[edit]

  1. ^ festival in Luciano Canepari, Dizionario di Pronuncia Italiana (DiPI)

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

Etymology[edit]

From Latin festivalis, via English festival

Noun[edit]

festival m (definite singular festivalen, indefinite plural festivaler, definite plural festivalene)

  1. a festival

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

Etymology[edit]

From Latin festivalis, via English festival

Noun[edit]

festival m (definite singular festivalen, indefinite plural festivalar, definite plural festivalane)

  1. a festival

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French festival, ultimately from Latin fēstīvālis.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

festival m (plural festivais)

  1. festival

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French festival.

Noun[edit]

festival n (plural festivaluri)

  1. festival

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Noun[edit]

festìvāl m (Cyrillic spelling фестѝва̄л)

  1. festival

Declension[edit]

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Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

festival m (plural festivales)

  1. festival

Further reading[edit]


Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French festival.

Noun[edit]

festival (definite accusative festivali, plural festivaller)

  1. festival

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