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  • festal — festal, festive Both words are derived from the Latin words festum meaning ‘feast’ and festus meaning ‘joyful’, and mean ‘in the nature of a feast or festival’. Festive is much the more common, and is the one generally chosen when the meaning is… …   Modern English usage

  • Festal — Fes tal, a. [L. festum holiday, feast. See {feast}.] Of or pertaining to a holiday or a feast; joyous; festive. [1913 Webster] You bless with choicer wine the festal day. Francis. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • festal — late 15c., from M.Fr. festal, from L.L. festalis, from L. festum feast (see FEAST (Cf. feast)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • festal — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to a festival; festive. ORIGIN from Latin festa feast …   English terms dictionary

  • festal — [fes′təl] adj. [< L festum (see FEAST) + AL] of or like a joyous celebration; festive festally adv …   English World dictionary

  • Festal — ФЕСТАЛ ( Festal )*. Комплексный препарат, содержащий основные компоненты поджелудочной железы и желчи. Выпускается в виде драже с содержанием липазы (6000 междунaродных единиц FIP U), амилазы (4500 FIP U), протеазы (300 FIP U), гемицеллюлазы 0,05 …   Словарь медицинских препаратов

  • festal — /ˈfɛstl/ (say festl) adjective 1. relating to or befitting a feast, festival, or gala occasion. 2. of or relating to academic dress for formal occasions: a festal gown. {late Middle English, from Old French, from Latin festum a festival, feast}… …   Australian English dictionary

  • festal — adjective Etymology: Latin festum Date: 15th century of or relating to a feast or festival ; festive • festally adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • festal — festally, adv. /fes tl/, adj. pertaining to or befitting a feast, festival, holiday, or gala occasion. [1470 80; < L fest(um) FEAST + AL1] * * * …   Universalium

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