Other Word Forms of Yule
Origin of Yule
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….
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.
Middle English yole from Old English geōl
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
See also Old English giuli and Old Norse ýlir.
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