From Middle English feeste, feste, borrowed from Old French feste, from Late Latin festa, from the plural of Latin festum ("holiday, festival, feast"), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *dʰéh₁s ("god, godhead, deity"); see also Ancient Greek θεός. More at theo-. fete, and fiesta.
From Middle English feesten, festen, from Old French fester, from Medieval Latin festāre, from the noun. See above.
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