Lucy light


: December 13 Old Style, the shortest day

called also Saint Lucy's day

contrasted with Barnaby bright

Word History


after St. Lucya.d. 303 virgin and martyr of Syracuse in Sicily whose feast day is December 13

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“Lucy light.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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