feria

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n feria (in Spanish speaking regions) a local festival or fair, usually in honor of some patron saint
    • n feria a weekday on which no festival or holiday is celebrated "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"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Feria (Eccl) A week day, esp. a day which is neither a festival nor a fast.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n feria In the Roman Catholic ecclesiastical calendar, any day of the week from Monday to Friday, inclusive—that is, any day but the Jewish and the Christian sabbath: as,feria secunda, tertia, etc. [This use constitutes a reversal of the original meaning of the word of which there appears to be no adequate explanation. See feriæ.]
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Usage

In literature:

De Feria, in the summer of 1559, was succeeded as ambassador by de Quadra, bishop of Aquila.
"The Valet's Tragedy and Other Stories" by Andrew Lang
Philip, Ruy Gomez, the Duke de Feria, and two other nobles, then noiselessly, crept into the apartment.
"The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume II.(of III) 1566-74" by John Lothrop Motley
The Duke of Feria believes in a good result, but I think that Mayenne is only trying to pocket as much money as he can.
"History of the United Netherlands, 1590-1599, Vol. III. Complete" by John Lothrop Motley
ALVA, FERIA, and MEDINA SIDONIA, COUNT LERMA, and other GRANDEES, with papers in their hands, awaiting the KING.
"Don Carlos A Play" by Friedrich Schiller
Describe or explain any five: Pater Patratus, Feriae Latinae, Curia, Equites, Flamines, the Licinian Laws, the law of Majestas.
"History of Rome from the Earliest times down to 476 AD" by Robert F. Pennell
The Duke of Feria was one of Philip's most trusted ministers.
"English Seamen in the Sixteenth Century" by James Anthony Froude
Philip so far humoured the fancy, which he must have known to be delusive, that he sent the Count de Feria to congratulate her.
"The Reign of Mary Tudor" by James Anthony Froude
These were the "feriae stativae," "conceptivae," and "imperativae.
"The Fables of Phædrus" by Phaedrus
One of these was Figueroa, count, afterwards created by Philip duke, of Feria, a grandee of Spain.
"History of The Reign of Philip The Second King of Spain" by William H. Prescott
In that case the sacrifice announced among them as a feria or a pilgrimage is usually announced among the Christians.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898" by Various
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In news:

Park in La Feria Wednesday afternoon.
Between Bass Blvd and White Ranch Rd in La Feria.
Edie Quiroga kept just one of the dozens of balloons released Tuesday in honor of her friend 20-year-old Michelle Ann Marie Zapata of La Feria.
La Feria police told Action 4 News that a pair of beer bandits will not enjoy the taste of stolen beverage for long.
The growth and importance of Spanish-language publishing is evident at its most important literary event, Feria Internacional del Libro, Guadalajara's book fair .
The growth and importance of Spanish-language publishing is evident at its most important literary event, Feria Internacional del Libro, Guadalajara's book fair.
Mother pleads La Feria ISD to stop bullying .
La Feria family fights to clear father's name in molestation case.
Sunday Sports Extra-La Feria & Rio Hondo To Collide .
Zapata running back Mike Alvarez exploded for 331 yards as the Hawks edged the Lions in La Feria, knocking the home team out of the playoffs.
Crooked Contractors in La Feria.
La Feria Woman Dies After Missing Dialysis Treatments.
La Feria Tennis Duo Returns To State.
The alleged mobile home scam by the park girl in La Feria has been running rampant for a over a year according to reports.
Fraudulent delivery to La Feria woman.
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