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Meaning of "Candlemas" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CANDLEMAS

Candlemas  [ˈkændəlməs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CANDLEMAS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Candlemas is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CANDLEMAS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Candlemas

Presentation of Jesus at the Temple

The Presentation of Jesus at the Temple, which falls on 2 February, celebrates an early episode in the life of Jesus. In the Eastern Orthodox Church and some Eastern Catholic Churches, it is one of the twelve Great Feasts, and is sometimes called Hypapante. Other traditional names include Candlemas, the Feast of the Purification of the Virgin, and the Meeting of the Lord. In the Roman Catholic Church the "Feast of the Presentation of the Lord" is a Feast Day, the major feast between the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul the Apostle on 25 January and the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter the Apostle on 22 February. In some Western liturgical churches, Vespers on the Feast of the Presentation marks the end of the Epiphany season. In the Church of England, the Presentation of Christ in the Temple is a Principal Feast celebrated either on 2 February or on the Sunday between 28 January and 3 February. In the Latin Church of the Roman Catholic Church, the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple is the fourth Joyful Mystery of the Rosary. It was also reflected in the practice of the churching of new mothers, forty days after the birth of a child.

Definition of Candlemas in the English dictionary

The definition of Candlemas in the dictionary is Feb 2, the Feast of the Purification of the Virgin Mary and the presentation of Christ in the Temple: the day on which the church candles are blessed. In Scotland it is one of the four quarter days.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CANDLEMAS


anonymous
əˈnɒnɪməs
autonomous
ɔːˈtɒnəməs
Christmas
ˈkrɪsməs
edriophthalmous
ˌɛdrɪɒfˈθælməs
enormous
ɪˈnɔːməs
Erasmus
ɪˈræzməs
exophthalmus
ˌeksɒfˈθælməs
famous
ˈfeɪməs
hummus
ˈhʊməs
humus
ˈhjuːməs
hypothalamus
ˌhaɪpəˈθæləməs
infamous
ˈɪnfəməs
maximus
ˈmæksɪməs
Michaelmas
ˈmɪkəlməs
Palmas
ˈpælməs
podophthalmous
ˌpɒdɒfˈθælməs
synonymous
sɪˈnɒnɪməs
Thomas
ˈtɒməs
world-famous
ˌwɜːldˈfeɪməs
Xmas
ˈɛksməs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CANDLEMAS

Candolle

WORDS THAT END LIKE CANDLEMAS

Bahamas
Cabimas
camas
doubting Thomas
Dumas
Father Christmas
Habermas
Hallowmas
Hamas
in inverted commas
inverted commas
John Thomas
Lammas
Las Palmas
mas
pajamas
pyjamas
Saint Thomas
the Bahamas
white Christmas

Synonyms and antonyms of Candlemas in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Candlemas» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CANDLEMAS

Find out the translation of Candlemas to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Candlemas from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Candlemas» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

圣烛节
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Candelaria
570 millions of speakers

English

Candlemas
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

केंडलमस
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

عيد تطهير مريم العذراء
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Сретение
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

candelária
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

খ্রিস্টীয় উৎসববিশেষ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Chandeleur
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Candlemas
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Lichtmeß
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

聖燭節
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

캔들
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Candlemas
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Candlemas
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

Candlemas
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कॅन्डलमास
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

iki Şubat
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Candelora
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Gromnicznej
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Стрітення
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Întâmpinarea Domnului
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Υπαπαντή
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Candlemas
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Candlemas
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kyndelsmesse
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Candlemas

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CANDLEMAS»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CANDLEMAS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Candlemas

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CANDLEMAS»

Discover the use of Candlemas in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Candlemas and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Candlemas Eve
Simon Proctor, once a successful musician, accepts help from Gwendolyn and Adrienne, two witches, in order to reach the top again
Jeffrey Sackett, 1988
2
Candlemas: Feast of Flames
Known as Candlemas, Imbolg, Brigantia, or Lupercalia, it is a hope-filled celebration held in early February to welcome the returning light and the promise of spring. Candlemas sheds light on the origins, lore, and customs of this ancient holy ...
Amber K, Azrael Arynn K, 2001
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Eternity Today: On God and time, Advent, Christmas, ...
As an aid to reflection, this book incorporates numerous selections of contemporary poetry, thereby demonstrating how secular poets can often hit upon a point that finds its echo in Christian life and ritual.
Martin Connell, 2006
4
Hay & Stardust: Resources for Christmas to Candlemas
A collection of worship and meditation resources for the season of Christmastide - including Christmas Day, Holy Innocents' Day, Winter and New Year, Epiphany, Homelessness Sunday and Candlemas.
Ruth Burgess, 2005
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Dictionary of Proverbs
Candlemas Day xv, If Maries purifying-day Be cleare and bright with sunny raie, Then frost and cold shall he much more, After the feast than was before. 1640: Countrym. Counsellor, in Helps to Discourse, 224, When on the Purification sun ...
George Latimer Apperson, Martin H. Manser, Stephen J. Curtis, 2005
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Eternity Today, Vol. 1: On the Liturgical Year: On God and ...
Eternity Today is a vade mecum for anyone who wishes to observe the liturgical year with intelligent devotion.
Martin Connell, 2006
7
Celebrating Christ's Appearing: Advent to Candlemas
"This helpful book is the first of two volumes that encourage parishes and other communities to explore the way they mark the festivals and seasons, and that offer practical advice on how to celebrate the Christian story through the ...
Benjamin Gordon-Taylor, Simon Jones, 2008
8
Groundhog Day
Though the Candlemas lore from the British Isles, brought to America by our English ancestors, dealt with weather prognostication, no groundhog or other animal was involved. But our German forebears also had folklore surrounding ...
Don Yoder, 2003
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Candlemas, February 2
Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.
Church Of England. Liturgy And Ritual, 2013
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The Dramatic Liturgy of Anglo-Saxon England
CANDLEMAS is one of the most intriguing feast-days in late Anglo- Saxon England, and it attracts some of the liturgical year's most interesting innovations in establishing dramatic identification. As the commemoration of the purification of Mary ...
M. Bradford Bedingfield, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CANDLEMAS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Candlemas is used in the context of the following news items.
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Multi-Media Project Brings 15th-Century Processional to Life
To capture something of the character of Candlemas, the singers, with lanterns in hand, began their performance with a processional into ... «Bryn Mawr Now, Jun 15»
2
Küünlapäev = Candlemas = Groundhog Day Estonian Life (1)
The occasion was the 55th anniversary of Küünlapäev, known in Europe as Candlemas and in North America by the somewhat less romantic ... «Eesti elu, Mar 15»
3
Spring Will Come, Despite What the Groundhog Says
Today is also Candlemas, or the middle of the winter season, halfway between the December solstice and the March equinox. Candlemas was ... «Space.com, Feb 15»
4
Candlemas Illuminated: Feast of the Presentation
For Candlemas, there is often — when blizzards are not blowing and ice is not storming — a procession and a prayer at the local parish and ... «Patheos, Feb 15»
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CANDLEMAS, GROUNDHOG DAY
"If Candlemas Day be dark with clouds and rain, winter is gone and won't come again." "Now what we have today is a meandering rain/snow ... «Cambridge Community Television, Feb 15»
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Groundhog Was Once on Punxsutawney's Menu
According to legend, a sunny Candlemas was said to have meant another 40 days of cold and snow. (“For as the sun shines on Candlemas ... «History, Feb 15»
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Schola Adventus announces music for Candlemas 2015
Candlemas is the Christian holiday also known at the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple. For the Church of England and the Episcopal ... «Examiner.com, Feb 15»
8
Resurrecting baby Jesus takes a little paint and a fancy dress
If she succeeds, she will have done so by Sunday, the day before Dia de la Candelaria or Candlemas, when the infant Christ must look his best ... «Los Angeles Times, Feb 15»
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PROFESSING FAITH: The story of Candlemas
But its ancient name in the West is Candlemas. It has been observed by a variety of denominations but not a lot has been said in recent years. «Redlands Daily Facts, Jan 15»
10
The Right and Wrong of Imbolc
Like most holidays the origins of Imbolc, Candlemas, and Groundhog Day are shrouded in mystery, but there are a few things we can say with ... «Patheos, Jan 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Candlemas [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/candlemas>. Mar 2020 ».
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