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Hallowmas

[hal-oh-muh s, -mas]
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noun
  1. the feast of Allhallows or All Saints' Day, on November 1.

Origin of Hallowmas

1375–1425; late Middle English; short for Allhallowmas
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Examples from the Web for hallowmas

Historical Examples

  • The last handful of corn cut down in harvest-field, when it is not shorn before Hallowmas, S. B.

    An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language

    John Jamieson

  • Now wasna that a bonnie and fearful sight to see beneath the light of the Hallowmas moon?

  • If the reaping finishes after Hallowmas the last corn cut is called the Cailleach (old woman).


British Dictionary definitions for hallowmas

Hallowmas

Hallowmass

noun
  1. archaic the feast celebrating All Saints' Day

Word Origin

C14: see Allhallows, Mass
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