Michaelmas

noun
Mich·​ael·​mas | \ ˈmi-kəl-məs How to pronounce Michaelmas (audio) \

Definition of Michaelmas

: September 29 celebrated as the feast of St. Michael the Archangel

First Known Use of Michaelmas

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Michaelmas

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

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“Michaelmas.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Michaelmas. Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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