Pertaining to a feast or feast-day. (Now only as the noun used attributively.)
Other Word Forms of Festival
Origin of Festival
From Middle English festive from Old French from Medieval Latin fēstivālis from Latin fēstīvus from fēstus dhēs- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Old French festival, from Late Latin fēstīvālis, from Latin fēstīvus (“festive”).
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