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Word Origin and History for festus


male proper name, from Latin, literally "solemn, joyous, festive" (see feast).

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for festus

Historical Examples of festus

  • Agrippa said to Festus, "I should like to hear the man myself."

    The Children's Bible

    Henry A. Sherman

  • There is no doubt that the line is from Ennius; it is also quoted as his in Festus, p. 355.

  • Then, unhappily, Festus--who was a just and good governor--died, and Albinus succeeded him.

    For the Temple

    G. A. Henty

  • You see now, most noble Festus, the reason of my journey hitherwards.

    The Disowned, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • Festus: We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not breaths.

    English Synonyms and Antonyms

    James Champlin Fernald