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fērĭae, ārum (in the sing.: FERIA a feriendis victimis vocata, Paul. ex Fest. p. 85, 12 Müll.), f. [for fes-iae, same root with festus],

  1. I. days of rest, holidays, festivals (syn. justitium), a great number of which, both private and public, were kept by the Romans; the latter being either stativae, fixed, regularly recurring on certain days; or conceptivae, movable, settled every year anew; or imperativae, temporary, ordained by the consuls on account of some particular occurrence; or, lastly, the Nundinae, Macr. S. 1, 16; Varr. L. L. 6, § 13 Müll.; Cic. Leg. 2, 12, 29; 2, 22, 57; Plaut. Capt. 4, 1, 3 et saep.: feriae Domini, Vulg. Levit. 23, 2: feriae denicales, Latinae, novendiales, privatae, etc., v. sub h. vv.
  2. II. Transf., rest, peace, leisure: indutiae sunt belli feriae, Varr. ap. Gell. 1, 25, 2: praestare Hesperiae longas ferias, i. e. peace, Hor. C. 4, 5, 37.
    Comically: venter gutturque resident esuriales ferias, keep hunger-holidays, i. e. fast, Plaut. Capt. 3, 1, 8: tuas possidebit mulier faxo ferias, shall fill, amuse your leisure, id. Ep. 3, 4, 37.
    Prov.: sine ullis feriis, i. e. without rest, incessantly, Arn. 1, 9; cf.: feriis caret necessitas, necessity has no law, Pall. 1, 6, 7.
    Sing. (eccl. Lat.): feria, a week-day, Tert. Jejun. 2.