festschrift

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Borrowed from German Festschrift, from Fest (celebration; festival) +‎ Schrift (writing (work of an author)).

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festschrift (plural festschrifts or festschriften)

  1. A collection of articles, essays, etc., published together as a memorial or tribute to an academic or some other respected person. [from late 19th c.]
    Synonym: liber amicorum

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The word is often written as Festschrift (plural Festschriften) following the German orthography.

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