fete vs fiesta what difference

what is difference between fete and fiesta

English

Alternative forms

  • fête

Etymology

Borrowed from French fête. Doublet of feast and fiesta.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /feɪt/, /fɛt/
  • AHD: /fāt/, /fet/
  • Homophones: fate
  • Rhymes: -eɪt, -ɛt

Noun

fete (plural fetes)

  1. A festival open to the public, the proceeds from which are often given to charity.
    • 1991, Treasure Hunting, Treasure Hunting Publications:
      The final fete of the year was held at the Plymouth Hoe on 20 July, where fine weather and crowds of people ensured much support for local charities and boosted club finds.
  2. A feast, celebration or carnival.

Translations

Verb

fete (third-person singular simple present fetes, present participle feting, simple past and past participle feted)

  1. (transitive, usually in the passive) To celebrate (a person).
    Synonym: celebrate
    • 1992, Today, News Group Newspapers Ltd:
      Danielle Salamon was also four when she was feted as a musical genius in 1953.

Translations

Anagrams

  • ETFE, feet, teef

Latin

Adjective

fēte

  1. vocative masculine singular of fētus

Neapolitan

Etymology

From Latin fēteō

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fɛtə/

Verb

fete

  1. to smell bad, to stink

Norwegian Bokmål

Adjective

fete

  1. definite singular of fet
  2. plural of fet

Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈfe.te]

Noun

fete f pl

  1. plural of fată

Swedish

Adjective

fete

  1. absolute definite natural masculine singular of fet.


English

Etymology

Borrowed from Spanish fiesta, from Late Latin festa, from the plural of festum (feast). Doublet of feast and fete.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /fɪˈɛstə/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /fiˈɛstə/
  • Rhymes: -ɛstə

Noun

fiesta (plural fiestas)

  1. (In Spanish speaking countries) A religious festival.
  2. A festive occasion.

Synonyms

  • (festive occasion): celebration, party

Translations

Anagrams

  • afties, saftie

Asturian

Etymology

From Late Latin fēsta, from Latin fēsta, plural of fēstum.

Noun

fiesta f (plural fiestes)

  1. party
  2. festival

Finnish

Noun

fiesta

  1. fiesta

Declension


French

Noun

fiesta f (plural fiestas)

  1. (colloquial) fiesta

Polish

Etymology

From Spanish fiesta, from Late Latin festa, from the plural of festum (feast).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfʲjɛs.ta/

Noun

fiesta f

  1. (in Spanish speaking countries) fiesta

Declension

Further reading

  • fiesta in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • fiesta in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Spanish

Etymology

From Old Spanish fiesta, from Late Latin fĕsta, from Latin fēsta, plural of fēstum.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfjesta/, [ˈfjes.t̪a]

Noun

fiesta f (plural fiestas)

  1. party
    Synonyms: pachanga, farra, (Mexico) reventón, (Honduras) charrango, juerga, parranda
  2. feast
  3. feast day (of a saint)
  4. holiday

Hyponyms

Derived terms

Descendants

  • Basque: besta
  • Cebuano: pista
  • English: fiesta
  • Finnish: fiesta

Related terms

  • festejar
  • festín
  • festivo
  • festival
  • festividad

Further reading

  • “fiesta” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.

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