Michaelmas meaning

mĭkəl-məs
A Christian feast observed on September 29 in honor of the archangel Michael.
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The feast of the archangel Michael, September 29
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Origin of michaelmas

  • Middle English mychelmesse from Old English (Sanct) Michaeles mæsse (Saint) Michael's mass Michaeles genitive of Michael the archangel Michael mæsse Mass Mass

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