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The name Feste is pronounced like "festy" and rhymes with "testy". Feste is the jester, or comedian, in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. His name comes from the Middle English 'festa', which is related to the Latin word 'festivus', meaning festival. This name implies a sense of merriment surrounding the character.
He is referred to by the name Feste only once in the play, when Orsino asks about a song that Feste had sung the night before. Throughout the rest of the play, Feste is referred to as "Fool".
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