Yule meaning

yo͝ol
A pagan wintertime holiday celebrated by Germanic peoples, particularly the Scandinavian and Anglo-Saxon peoples, or a modern reconstruction of this holiday celebrated by neo-pagans.
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Christmas or the Christmas season, especially as traditionally celebrated in Northern Europe and North America with customs stemming in part from pagan celebrations of the winter solstice.
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Alternative capitalization of Yule.
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Christmas or the Christmas season.
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Christmastide, the Christmas season, the Twelve Days of Christmas (between December 24th and January 6th).
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Origin of yule

  • Middle English yole from Old English geōl

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

  • From the Middle English yole, from Old English Ä¡eōl, Ä¡eola (“Christmastide, midwinter"), either cognate with or from Old Norse jól, from Proto-Germanic *jehwlÄ….

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  • In pre-Christian times, the term designated the two-month midwinter season (December and January). After Christianization, it became a narrower reference to the twelve days of Christmas.

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  • See also Old English giuli and Old Norse ýlir.

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  • See Yule.

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