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FERIA (feriae)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does feria mean? 

FERIA (noun)
  The noun FERIA has 2 senses:

1. a weekday on which no festival or holiday is celebrated
2. (in Spanish speaking regions) a local festival or fair, usually in honor of some patron saint

  Familiarity information: FERIA used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FERIA (noun)


Sense 1feria [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A weekday on which no festival or holiday is celebrated

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Context example:

in the middle ages feria was used with a prefixed ordinal number to designate the day of the week, so 'secunda feria' meant Monday, but Sunday and Saturday were always called by their names, Dominicus and Sabbatum, and so feria came to mean an ordinary weekday

Hypernyms ("feria" is a kind of...):

weekday (any day except Sunday (and sometimes except Saturday))


Sense 2feria [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(in Spanish speaking regions) a local festival or fair, usually in honor of some patron saint

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("feria" is a kind of...):

celebration; festivity (any joyous diversion)

Domain category:

Spanish (the Romance language spoken in most of Spain and the countries colonized by Spain)


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