Examples Word Origin See more synonyms for Walpurgis Night on Thesaurus.com (especially in medieval German folklore) the evening preceding the feast day of St. Walpurgis, when witches congregated, especially on the Brocken.
Wal·pur·gis·nacht [vahl- p-gis-nah oo r kht] /vɑlˈpʊər gɪsˌnɑxt/
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Examples from the Web for walpurgis night Historical Examples The third incident which we may quote is that of Walpurgis-Night. The very dates upon which this period began and ended—Hallow-E'en and Walpurgis-night—are pregnant with "fairy" associations. British Dictionary definitions for walpurgis night the eve of May 1, believed in German folklore to be the night of a witches' sabbath on the Brocken, in the Harz Mountains Word Origin
C19: translation of German
Walpurgisnacht, the eve of the feast day of St Walpurga, 8th-century abbess in Germany
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Word Origin and History for walpurgis night Walpurgis night
1822, from German
Walpurgisnacht, witches' revel, especially on Brocken, on May-day eve, literally "the night of (St.) Walpurgis," from Walburga, English abbess who migrated to Heidenheim, Germany, and died there c.780; May 1 being the day of the removal of her bones from Heidenheim to Eichstädt.
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