Eas·​ter·​tide ˈē-stər-ˌtīd How to pronounce Eastertide (audio)
: the period from Easter to Ascension Day, to Whitsunday, or to Trinity Sunday

Word History


Middle English estertide, from Old English ēastortīd, from ēastor + tīd time — more at tide entry 3

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Eastertide was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Eastertide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Eastertide. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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