Imbolc meaning

ĭmbōlg
An ancient Celtic feast, usually held on February 1, marked by acts of divination and rites of purification.
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Origin of imbolc

  • Old Irish imm, imb- about, mutually ambhi in Indo-European roots perhaps bolg bag, sack (a bag symbolizing plenty perhaps having played a role in the festival) bhelgh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition