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feria

[feer-ee-uh] /ˈfɪər i ə/
noun, plural feriae
[feer-ee-ee] /ˈfɪər iˌi/ (Show IPA),
ferias.
1.
Ecclesiastical. a weekday on which no feast is celebrated.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; < Late Latin: day of the week (e.g. secunda fēria second day, Monday); in L only plural fēriae holidays; see fair2
Related forms
ferial, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ferial

ferial

/ˈfɪərɪəl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to a feria
2.
(rare) of or relating to a holiday

feria

/ˈfɪərɪə/
noun (pl) -rias, -riae (-rɪˌiː)
1.
(RC Church) a weekday, other than Saturday, on which no feast occurs
Word Origin
C19: from Late Latin: day of the week (as in prīma fēria Sunday), singular of Latin fēriae festivals
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Word Origin and History for ferial
adj.

"pertaining to holidays," late 14c., from Old French ferial, from Medieval Latin ferialis, from Latin feriae (see feast (n.)).

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