festival

See also: Festival

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

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

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AdjectiveEdit

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 [...].

NounEdit

festival (plural festivals)

  1. An event or community gathering, usually staged by a local community, which centers on some theme, sometimes on some unique aspect of the community.
  2. In mythology, a set of celebrations in the honour of a god.

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CzechEdit

NounEdit

festival m

  1. festival (an event or community gathering)

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

festival m (plural festivals)

  1. festival

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English festival.

NounEdit

festival m (invariable)

  1. festival
  2. worker's festival

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English festival.

NounEdit

festival m (plural festivais)

  1. festival

Serbo-CroatianEdit

NounEdit

festìvāl m (Cyrillic spelling фестѝва̄л)

  1. festival

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SpanishEdit

NounEdit

festival m (plural festivales)

  1. festival

TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French festival.

NounEdit

festival

  1. festival

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