Klakee-Nah was an anachronism—a mediæval ruin, a fighter and a feaster, happy with wine and song.
Genius, and genius alone, can prepare a feast fit for the feaster.
According to Indian custom, no feaster dare leave uneaten food on his plate.
In these great feasts, the feaster makes one or several speeches before we begin to eat, and one again after all is done.
Quickly follows him a feaster who has called Umalgo, the Spirit of the Sun, and was possessed by him.
As he approached, sop swung his legs off the table and resumed the ordinary attitude of a feaster.
An exception, one of three such, was the feaster on Raf's left.
c.1200, "religious anniversary characterized by rejoicing" (rather than fasting), from Old French feste (12c., Modern French fête) "religious festival; noise, racket," from Vulgar Latin *festa (fem. singular; also source of Italian festa, Spanish fiesta), from Latin festa "holidays, feasts," noun use of neuter plural of festus "festive, joyful, merry," related to feriae "holiday" and fanum "temple," from PIE *dhes- "root of words in religious concepts" [Watkins]. The spelling -ea- was used in Middle English to represent the sound we mis-call "long e." Meaning "abundant meal" (whether public or private) is from late 14c.
c.1300, "partake of a feast," from Old French fester, from feste (see feast (n.)). Related: Feasted; feasting.