Definition of Ferale
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Orthography ID = 2022056
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LNS
Ferāle, Ferālis
feralis
Mostly Plural
noun (n., 3rd pure I-stem declension)
  1. the general festival of the dead kept on the, th, st of February, the feast of All Souls
Abbreviations
fērālis, e, adj. fero, from the carrying of the dead in funeral procession; cf. ferculum; cf. also Fest., Varr., Ov. ll. c. infra and v. Corss. Ausspr. 1, 467, of or belonging to the dead or to corpses, funereal (as an adj. only poet. and in post-Aug. prose): tu tamen exstincto feralia munera ferto, offerings to the dead, Ov. Tr. 3, 3, 81: sacra, Luc. 1, 616: cupressus, Verg. A. 6, 216; Ov. Tr. 3, 13, 21; cf.: ferale decus, i. e. the cypress, Sil. 10, 535: vittae, Ov. Ib. 103: reliquiae, i. e. the ashes of the dead, Tac. A. 2, 75: ferali carmine bubo Visa queri, Verg. A. 4, 462: Enyo, Petr. 120.

— In partic., of or belonging to the festival of the dead (celebrated annually in the month of February): tunc, cum ferales praeteriere dies, the days of the festival of the dead, Ov. F. 2, 34: tempus, id. ib. 5, 486: mensis, i. e. February, Col. poet. 10, 191.

— Subst.: Ferālia, ium, n., the general festival of the dead kept on the 17th or 21st of February, the feast of All Souls (cf.: inferiae, justa, pompa, exsequiae, funus): hanc, quia justa ferunt, dixere Feralia lucem: Ultima placandis Manibus illa dies, Ov. F. 2, 569: feralia ab inferis et ferendo, quod ferunt tum epulas ad sepulcrum, quibus jus ibi parentare, Varr. L. L. 6, § 13 Mull.; cf.: feralium diem ait Varro a ferendis in sepulcra epulis dici, Macr. S. 1, 4: feralia diis Manibus sacrata festa, a ferendis epulis, vel a feriendis pecudibus appellata, Paul. ex Fest. p. 85 Mull.: eodem die video Caesarem a Corfinio profectum esse, id est, Feralibus, Cic. Att. 8, 14, 1: diem finiri placuit Feralia, quae proxime fuissent, Liv. 35, 7, 3 Drak. N. cr.

— Transf., in gen., deadly, fatal, dangerous = funestus: tune, Licha, dixit, feralia dona tulisti? Ov. M. 9, 214: arma, Luc. 2, 260; 374: bellum, Tac. H. 5, 25: papilio, Ov. M. 15, 374; cf.: papilio pestifer, Plin. 11, 19, 21, § 65: Idus Mart. ferales Caesari, Plin. 18, 26, 65, § 237: annus, Tac. A. 4, 64: tenebrae, id. ib. 2,31: aula, a term applied to the abode of the great African serpent, Sil. 6, 216.

—Comp.: feralior, Pacat. Pan. Theod. 46, 4.

—Sup.: nefas feralissimum, Salv. Gub. Dei, 1, p. 23.

—In neutr. adv.: ferale gemiscere, Claud. Rapt. Pros. 3, 130.

— Hence, adv.: fērāliter, fatally (late Lat.): ut leo feraliter invadit, Fulg. Myth. 3, 1 med.
 
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