festival

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English festival (adjective), from Old French festival (festive), from Late Latin fēstīvālis, from Latin fēstīvus (festive). Displaced native Old English frēols. The noun is shortened from festival day, from Middle English festival dai, festiuall day (feast day, festival).

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Adjective[edit]

festival (comparative more festival, superlative most festival)

  1. Pertaining to a feast or feast day; festive. (Now only as the noun used attributively.)

Noun[edit]

festival (countable and uncountable, plural festivals)

  1. (biblical) A feast or feast day.
    • 2009, “Deuteronomy 16:16”, in Holman Christian Standard Bible:
      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 series of special events centred on the celebration or promotion of some theme or aspect of the community, often held at regular intervals.
    The Reading and Leeds festivals take place on the August bank holiday.
    A Welsh eisteddfod is a literary festival.
  3. In mythology, a set of celebrations in the honour of a god.
  4. (Caribbean, Jamaica, uncountable) Fried cornbread.

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Old French festival, from Latin fēstīvālis.

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Noun[edit]

festival m (plural festivals)

  1. festival

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Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Derived 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)

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Further reading[edit]

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

Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

festival n (plural festivals, diminutive festivalletje n)

  1. A festival (festive event or gathering).

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Estonian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfestivɑl/, [ˈfestʲivɑl]

Noun[edit]

festival (genitive festivali, partitive festivali)

  1. festival

Declension[edit]

Declension of festival (ÕS type 19/seminar, no gradation)
singular plural
nominative festival festivalid
accusative nom.
gen. festivali
genitive festivalide
partitive festivali festivale
festivalisid
illative festivali
festivalisse
festivalidesse
festivalesse
inessive festivalis festivalides
festivales
elative festivalist festivalidest
festivalest
allative festivalile festivalidele
festivalele
adessive festivalil festivalidel
festivalel
ablative festivalilt festivalidelt
festivalelt
translative festivaliks festivalideks
festivaleks
terminative festivalini festivalideni
essive festivalina festivalidena
abessive festivalita festivalideta
comitative festivaliga festivalidega

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Further reading[edit]

  • festival in Eesti keele põhisõnavara sõnastik
  • M. Langemets, M. Tiits, T. Valdre, L. Veskis, Ü. Viks, P. Voll, editors (2009), “festival”, in [EKSS] Eesti keele seletav sõnaraamat [Descriptive Dictionary of the Estonian Language]‎[1] (online dictionary, in Estonian), 2nd edition, Tallinn: Eesti Keele Sihtasutus (Estonian Language Foundation)
  • festival in Raadik, M., editor (2018), Eesti õigekeelsussõnaraamat ÕS 2018, Tallinn: Eesti Keele Sihtasutus, →ISBN
  • festival in Sõnaveeb

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Orthographic borrowing from English festival, from Old French festival.

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Noun[edit]

festival m (plural festivals)

  1. festival

Descendants[edit]

  • Greek: φεστιβάλ (festivál)
  • Turkish: festival

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Indonesian[edit]

Noun[edit]

festival (first-person possessive festivalku, second-person possessive festivalmu, third-person possessive festivalnya)

  1. festival

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English festival.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfɛ.sti.val/, (traditional) /fe.stiˈval/[1]
  • Rhymes: -ɛstival, (traditional) -al
  • Hyphenation: fè‧sti‧val, (traditional) fe‧sti‧vàl

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:
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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:
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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]

Borrowed from French festival.

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Noun[edit]

festival n (plural festivaluri)

  1. festival

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Noun[edit]

festìvāl m (Cyrillic spelling фестѝва̄л)

  1. festival

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Slovak[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

festival m inan (genitive singular festivalu, nominative plural festivaly, genitive plural festivalov, declension pattern of dub)

  1. festival

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Further reading[edit]

  • festival”, in Slovníkový portál Jazykovedného ústavu Ľ. Štúra SAV [Dictionary portal of the Ľ. Štúr Institute of Linguistics, Slovak Academy of Science] (in Slovak), https://slovnik.juls.savba.sk, 2024

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /festiˈbal/ [fes.t̪iˈβ̞al]
  • Rhymes: -al
  • Syllabification: fes‧ti‧val

Noun[edit]

festival m (plural festivales)

  1. festival

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

festival c

  1. a festival (event)

Declension[edit]

Declension of festival 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative festival festivalen festivaler festivalerna
Genitive festivals festivalens festivalers festivalernas

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Turkish[edit]

Turkish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French festival.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /festiˈvɑl/
  • Hyphenation: fes‧ti‧val

Noun[edit]

festival (definite accusative festivali, plural festivaller)

  1. festival
    Synonym: şenlik

Declension[edit]

Inflection
Nominative festival
Definite accusative festivali
Singular Plural
Nominative festival festivaller
Definite accusative festivali festivalleri
Dative festivale festivallere
Locative festivalde festivallerde
Ablative festivalden festivallerden
Genitive festivalin festivallerin
Possessive forms
Nominative
Singular Plural
1st singular festivalim festivallerim
2nd singular festivalin festivallerin
3rd singular festivali festivalleri
1st plural festivalimiz festivallerimiz
2nd plural festivaliniz festivalleriniz
3rd plural festivalleri festivalleri
Definite accusative
Singular Plural
1st singular festivalimi festivallerimi
2nd singular festivalini festivallerini
3rd singular festivalini festivallerini
1st plural festivalimizi festivallerimizi
2nd plural festivalinizi festivallerinizi
3rd plural festivallerini festivallerini
Dative
Singular Plural
1st singular festivalime festivallerime
2nd singular festivaline festivallerine
3rd singular festivaline festivallerine
1st plural festivalimize festivallerimize
2nd plural festivalinize festivallerinize
3rd plural festivallerine festivallerine
Locative
Singular Plural
1st singular festivalimde festivallerimde
2nd singular festivalinde festivallerinde
3rd singular festivalinde festivallerinde
1st plural festivalimizde festivallerimizde
2nd plural festivalinizde festivallerinizde
3rd plural festivallerinde festivallerinde
Ablative
Singular Plural
1st singular festivalimden festivallerimden
2nd singular festivalinden festivallerinden
3rd singular festivalinden festivallerinden
1st plural festivalimizden festivallerimizden
2nd plural festivalinizden festivallerinizden
3rd plural festivallerinden festivallerinden
Genitive
Singular Plural
1st singular festivalimin festivallerimin
2nd singular festivalinin festivallerinin
3rd singular festivalinin festivallerinin
1st plural festivalimizin festivallerimizin
2nd plural festivalinizin festivallerinizin
3rd plural festivallerinin festivallerinin

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