Yule Definition

yo͝ol
noun
Christmas or the Christmas season.
Webster's New World
Alternative capitalization of Yule.
Wiktionary
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.
American Heritage
pronoun

Christmastide, the Christmas season, the Twelve Days of Christmas (between December 24th and January 6th).

Wiktionary

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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Other Word Forms of Yule

Noun

Singular:
yule
Plural:
yules

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….

    From Wiktionary

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary

  • See Yule.

    From Wiktionary

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