Origin of FestschriftGerman ; from fest, festival, holiday + schrift, a writing
nounpl. fest·schrif·ten or fest·schrifts
Origin of festschriftGerman : Fest, festival; see fest + Schrift, writing (from Middle High German schrift, from Old High German scrift, from scr&imacron;ban, to write, from Latin scr&imacron;bere; see skr&imacron;bh- in Indo-European roots).
(plural festschrifts or festschriften)
In English, often written capitalized, following German orthography: singular Festschrift, plural Festschriften – and/or italicized.
Borrowing from German Festschrift, from Fest (“festival, celebration”) + Schrift (“writing, something written”), the latter from Middle High German schrift, from Old High German scrift, from the Middle High German infinitive schrîben (compare schreiben), from Latin scribere, from Proto-Indo-European *skreybʰ-