male proper name, from Latin, literally "solemn, joyous, festive" (see feast).
Examples from the Web for festus
Among the Romans, Festus tells us, it was only to be rekindled by rubbing a kind of wood proper for the purpose.
St. Paul was thought by Festus to be mad with too much learning, but the fanatics of our times are mad with too little.
Festus Clasby saw the wisps of hair hanging about the bony face and froth at the corners of her mouth.
Festus Clasby looked at the Son of the Bard with his velvety soft eyes.
Festus Clasby's mind was brought back at once to his pocket.