Latin edit

Etymology edit

Substantive from fēstus (feast-like; festive).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

fēstum n (genitive fēstī); second declension

  1. a holiday, festival
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Lactantius to this entry?)
  2. a banquet, feast

Declension edit

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative fēstum fēsta
Genitive fēstī fēstōrum
Dative fēstō fēstīs
Accusative fēstum fēsta
Ablative fēstō fēstīs
Vocative fēstum fēsta

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References edit

  • festum”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • festum”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • festum in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • festum in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.
  • Carl Meißner, Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to keep, celebrate a festival: diem festum agere (of an individual)
    • to keep, celebrate a festival: diem festum celebrare (of a larger number)