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Walpurgis Night

noun Wal·pur·gis Night \väl-ˈpr-gəs-\

Definition of WALPURGIS NIGHT

1
:  the eve of May Day on which witches are held to ride to an appointed rendezvous
2
:  something (as an event or situation) having a nightmarish quality
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Origin of WALPURGIS NIGHT

part translation of German Walpurgisnacht, from Walpurgis St. Walburga dieda.d. 779 English saint whose feast day falls on May Day + German Nacht night
First Known Use: 1823

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