Lammas meaning

lăməs
August 1, the day on which these feasts were celebrated.
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(proper) A harvest festival formerly held in England on Aug. 1, when bread baked from the first crop of wheat was consecrated at Mass.
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(proper) This day (Lammas Day) or this time (Lammastide) of the year.
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(England) Former festival held on 1st August celebrating the harvest.
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(Scotland) 1st August, a quarter day.
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(paganism) A modern pagan festival celebrated in early August celebrating the start of the grain harvest.
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Origin of lammas

  • Middle English Lammasse from Old English hlāfmæsse hlāf loaf mæsse Mass Mass

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

  • from Old English hlafmæsse (loaf mass, harvest festival)

    From Wiktionary