Michaelmas

noun

Mich·​ael·​mas ˈmi-kəl-məs How to pronounce Michaelmas (audio)
: September 29 celebrated as the feast of St. Michael the Archangel

Word History

Etymology

Middle English mychelmesse, from Old English Michaeles mæsse Michael's mass

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Michaelmas was before the 12th century

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“Michaelmas.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Michaelmas. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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Michaelmas

noun
Mich·​ael·​mas ˈmik-əl-məs How to pronounce Michaelmas (audio)
: September 29 celebrated as the feast of St. Michael the Archangel

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