Hallowmas

noun
Hal·​low·​mas | \ ˈha-lō-ˌmas How to pronounce Hallowmas (audio) , ˈha-lə-, -məs \

Definition of Hallowmas

First Known Use of Hallowmas

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Hallowmas

short for Middle English Alholowmesse, from Old English ealra halgena mæsse, literally, all saints' mass

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“Hallowmas.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hallowmas. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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