Martinmas

noun
Mar·​tin·​mas | \ ˈmär-tᵊn-məs How to pronounce Martinmas (audio) , -ˌmas \

Definition of Martinmas

: November 11 celebrated as the feast of Saint Martin

First Known Use of Martinmas

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Martinmas

Middle English martinmasse, from St. Martin + Middle English masse mass

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“Martinmas.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Martinmas. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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