feriae

feria

[feer-ee-uh]

Origin:
1850–55; < Late Latin: day of the week (e.g. secunda fēria second day, Monday); in L only plural fēriae holidays; see fair2

ferial, adjective
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feria

[fe-ryah; English fer-ee-uh] ,
noun, plural ferias [fe-ryahs; English fer-ee-uhz] . Spanish.
a local festival or fair in Spain or Spanish America, usually held in honor of a patron saint.
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feria (ˈfɪərɪə)
 
n , pl -rias, -riae
RC Church a weekday, other than Saturday, on which no feast occurs
 
[C19: from Late Latin: day of the week (as in prīma fēria Sunday), singular of Latin fēriae festivals]

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feriae

ancient Roman festival days during which the gods were honoured and all business, especially lawsuits, was suspended. Feriae were of two types: feriae privatae and feriae publicae. The feriae privatae, usually celebrated only by families or individuals, commemorated an event of personal or ancestral importance. Included in this group were the feriae denicales, or 10 days of mourning observed by a family after the death of one of its members

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