arval

noun
ar·val
variants: or less commonly arvel \ˈärvəl \
plural -s

Definition of arval 

(Entry 1 of 2)

dialectal, British

: a funeral feast

Arval

adjective
Ar·val | \"\

Definition of Arval (Entry 2 of 2)

: relating to a body of ancient Roman priests who presided over an annual fertility festival in May

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History and Etymology for arval

Noun

Middle English arvell, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse erfiöl funeral feast, from erfi inheritance, funeral feast + öl ale, drinking bout, banquet; akin to Old Norse arfi inheritance

Adjective

Latin arvalis, literally, of a cultivated field, from arvum cultivated field + -alis -al

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