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festīvĭtas , ātis, f. festivus,
I.festive gayety, festivity, mirth, merriment, joy. *
II. Transf.
A. As a word of endearment (Plautinian): “mi animule, Mea vita, mea festivitas (for which, shortly after: voluptas mea, meus festus dies),my joy, my delight, Plaut. Cas. 1, 47; 3, 3, 14; id. Poen. 1, 2, 176.—*
B. A pleasant or kind demeanor, kindness: “mei patris festivitas et facilitas,Ter. Eun. 5, 9, 18; cf. festivus, II. A.—
D. Post-class., a festival, feast: festivitas in cunctis oppidis celebranda, Cod. Th. 15, 5, 3; Lampr. Alex. Sev. 63.—In plur.: “sollennes, Cod. Th. 6, 8, 1: natalium principis,ib. 6, 4, 30.
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