yule

[ yool ]
/ yul /

noun

Christmas, or the Christmas season.

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Origin of yule

First recorded before 900; Middle English yole, Old English geōl, geol(a) “Christmas day, Christmastide”; cognate with Old Norse jōl, the name of the pagan winter feast lasting 12 days, later applied to Christmas; akin to Gothic jiuleis

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British Dictionary definitions for yule

yule
/ (juːl) /

noun

(sometimes capital) literary, archaic, or dialect
  1. Christmas, the Christmas season, or Christmas festivities
  2. (in combination)yuletide

Word Origin for yule

Old English geōla, originally a name of a pagan feast lasting 12 days; related to Old Norse jōl, Swedish jul, Gothic jiuleis
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