feria

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[ feer-ee-uh ]
/ ˈfɪər i ə /

noun, plural fe·ri·ae [feer-ee-ee] /ˈfɪər iˌi/, fe·ri·as.

Ecclesiastical. a weekday on which no feast is celebrated.

Origin of feria

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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

fe·ri·al, adjective
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Examples from the Web for ferial

  • It was a ferial day, and I therefore went to the church at eleven in the morning after making an enormous breakfast.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete|Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

British Dictionary definitions for ferial (1 of 2)

ferial

/ (ˈfɪərɪəl) /

adjective

of or relating to a feria
rare of or relating to a holiday

British Dictionary definitions for ferial (2 of 2)

feria

/ (ˈfɪərɪə) /

noun plural -rias or -riae (-rɪˌiː)

RC Church a weekday, other than Saturday, on which no feast occurs

Word Origin for feria

C19: from Late Latin: day of the week (as in prīma fēria Sunday), singular of Latin fēriae festivals
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