EnglishEdit

NounEdit

feriae

  1. plural of feria

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LatinEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Italic *fēz-io-, *fēzja-, 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.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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.

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun, plural only.

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

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DescendantsEdit

  • Catalan: fira
  • Dalmatian: fiara
  • Danish: ferie
  • English: feria
  • French: férié
  • Friulian: fiere
  • Galician: feira
  • German: Ferien, Feier
  • Italian: feria, fiera

ReferencesEdit

CitationsEdit

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

BibliographyEdit

  • 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, 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, pages 212-213