Michaelmas

[ mik-uh l-muh s ]
/ ˈmɪk əl məs /
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noun Chiefly British.

a festival celebrated on September 29 in honor of the archangel Michael.

Origin of Michaelmas

before 1150; Middle English Mighelmes; Old English (Sanct) Michaeles masse (St.) Michael's mass
Also called Michaelmas Day.
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Michaelmas

/ (ˈmɪkəlməs) /

noun

Sept 29, the feast of St Michael the archangel; in England, Ireland, and Wales, one of the four quarter days

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