Hallowmas

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Hallowmas was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Hallowmas.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hallowmas. Accessed 12 Jul. 2024.

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