Feast of St. Peter's Chains
See under Lammas(def 2).
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[ lam-uh s ]
/ ˈlæm əs /
a former festival in England, held on August 1, in which bread made from the first harvest of corn was blessed.
a festival (Feast of St. Peter's Chains) observed by Roman Catholics on August 1, in memory of St. Peter's imprisonment and his miraculous deliverance.
Origin of Lammas
Also called Lammas Day.
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/ (ˈlæməs) /
RC Church Aug 1, held as a feast, commemorating St Peter's miraculous deliverance from prison
Also called: Lammas Day the same day formerly observed in England as a harvest festival. In Scotland Lammas is a quarter day
Word Origin for Lammas
Old English hlāfmæsse loaf mass
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Aug. 1 harvest festival with consecration of loaves, Old English hlafmæsse, literally "loaf mass," from hlaf (see loaf (n.)) + mæsse (see mass (n.2)). Altered by influence of lamb (and occasionally spelled lamb- in 16c.-17c.).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper