Lucy light

noun

: December 13 Old Style, the shortest day

called also Saint Lucy's day

contrasted with Barnaby bright

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Lucy light.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lucy%20light. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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