Eastertide

noun
Eas·​ter·​tide | \ ˈē-stər-ˌtīd How to pronounce Eastertide (audio) \

Definition of Eastertide

: the period from Easter to Ascension Day, to Whitsunday, or to Trinity Sunday

First Known Use of Eastertide

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Eastertide

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

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

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“Eastertide.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Eastertide. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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