arval

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

Definition of arval

plural -s
dialectal, British
:a funeral feast

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Origin and Etymology of arval

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


Arval

adjective Ar·val \ " \

Definition of Arval

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

Origin and Etymology of arval

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


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