Saint Agnes' Eve

noun

Saint Ag·​nes' Eve -ˈag-nə-səz- How to pronounce Saint Agnes' Eve (audio)
-ˈag-nəs-
variants or St. Agnes' Eve
: the night of January 20 when a woman is traditionally held to have a revelation of her future husband

Word History

Etymology

St. Agnes

First Known Use

1820, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Saint Agnes' Eve was in 1820

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“Saint Agnes' Eve.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Saint%20Agnes%27%20Eve. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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Saint Agnes' Eve

noun
Saint Ag·​nes' Eve sānt-ˌag-nə-səz- How to pronounce Saint Agnes' Eve (audio)
-ˌag-nəs-
: the night of January 20 when a woman is traditionally thought to dream of her future husband
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