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

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

Historical Examples of hallowmas

  • 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



  1. archaic the feast celebrating All Saints' Day
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Word Origin for Hallowmas

C14: see Allhallows, Mass
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