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Lammas

[ lam-uhs ]

noun

  1. a former festival in England, held on August 1, in which bread made from the first harvest of corn was blessed.
  2. 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.


Lammas

/ ˈlæməs /

noun

  1. RC Church Aug 1, held as a feast, commemorating St Peter's miraculous deliverance from prison
  2. Also calledLammas Day the same day formerly observed in England as a harvest festival. In Scotland Lammas is a quarter day


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Lammas1

before 900; Middle English Lammesse, Old English hlāmmæsse, hlāfmæsse. See loaf 1, Mass

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Word History and Origins

Origin of Lammas1

Old English hlāfmæsse loaf mass

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Example Sentences

If you time your visit between Maunday and Lammas, you obtain fourteen thousand years' pardon.

The red and white lammas, and the Cape or bearded wheat, are the species generally cultivated.

The lammas meadows are divided into strips like the arable land for the purpose of the hay crop.

Grass-yrth may be the gafol for the share in the Lammas meadows, and the gafol-yrth for the arable in the yard-land.

These open arable fields were originally divided off from the village by a stretch of Lammas land.

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