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Meaning of "childermas" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CHILDERMAS

Old English cylda-mæsse, from cildra, genitive plural of child, + mæsseMass.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CHILDERMAS

childermas  [ˈtʃɪldəˌmæs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CHILDERMAS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Childermas 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 CHILDERMAS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

childermas

Massacre of the Innocents

The Massacre of the Innocents is the biblical narrative of infanticide by Herod the Great, the Roman-appointed King of the Jews. According to the Gospel of Matthew, Herod ordered the execution of all young male children in the vicinity of Bethlehem, so as to avoid the loss of his throne to a newborn King of the Jews whose birth had been announced to him by the Magi. In typical Matthean style, it is understood as the fulfillment of an Old Testament prophecy: "Then was fulfilled that which was spoken through Jeremiah the prophet, saying, 'A voice is heard in Ramah, mourning and great weeping, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because her children are no more.'" Daniel J. Harrington says the historicity of the incident is "an open question that probably can never be definitively decided"; Paul Maier points out that most recent biographers of Herod deny it happened. The number of infants killed is not stated; the Holy Innocents, although Jewish, have been claimed as martyrs for Christianity.

Definition of childermas in the English dictionary

The definition of childermas in the dictionary is Holy Innocents Day, Dec 28.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CHILDERMAS


admass
ˈædmæs
amass
əˈmæs
Athamas
ˈæθəˌmæs
biomass
ˈbaɪəʊˌmæs
camas
ˈkæmæs
camass
ˈkæmæs
eggmass
ˈɛɡˌmæs
groundmass
ˈɡraʊndˌmæs
Hallowmas
ˈhæləʊˌmæs
Hallowmass
ˈhæləʊˌmæs
Hamas
ˈhæmæs
Kiritimati
kəˈrɪsmæs
landmass
ˈlændˌmæs
mass
mæs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CHILDERMAS

child-free
child´s play
childbed
childbed fever
childbirth
childcare
childcare center
childcare worker
childcrowing
childe
Childers
childhood
childhood sweetheart
childish
childishly
childishness
childless
childlessness
childlike
childlikeness

WORDS THAT END LIKE CHILDERMAS

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

Synonyms and antonyms of childermas in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «childermas» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CHILDERMAS

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childermas
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Childermas
570 millions of speakers

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childermas
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childermas
380 millions of speakers
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childermas
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Избиение младенцев
278 millions of speakers

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Childermas
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childermas
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Childermas
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Kanak-kanak
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childermas
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childermas
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Translator English - Korean

아기의 날
85 millions of speakers

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Childermas
85 millions of speakers
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childermas
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Translator English - Tamil

childermas
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Translator English - Marathi

चाइल्डरमा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Kutsal Masumlar
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Festa degli innocenti
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

childermas
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

побиття немовлят
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

childermas
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

childermas
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Translator English - Afrikaans

Onnozele-Kinderendag
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childermas
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Childermas
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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CHILDERMAS»

The term «childermas» is normally little used and occupies the 147.483 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CHILDERMAS» OVER TIME

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CHILDERMAS»

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Observations on Popular Antiquities: Chiefly Illustrating ...
None every marry on a Childermas Day. Melton, in his "Astrologaster," p. 45, informs us it was formerly an article in the creed of popular superstition that it was not lucky to put on a new suit, pare one's nails, or begin any thing, on a Childermas ...
John Brand, Sir Henry Ellis, 1841
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Popular Antiquities
45, informs us it was formerly an article in the creed of popular superstition that it was not lucky □ to put on a new suit, pare one's nails, or begin any thing, on a Childermas Day. It appears from Fenn's Letters, 4to. vol. i. p. 234, that on account  ...
J. Brand, 1841
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Observations on the Popular Antiquities of Great Britain: ...
CHILDERMAS, or HOLY INNOCENTS' DAY. This day, in the Calendar of Superstition, is of most unlucky omen. None ever marry on a Childermas Day. Melton, in his Astrologaster, p. 45, informs us it was formerly an article in the creed of ...
John Brand, Henry Ellis, 1873
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Observations on popular antiquities: including the whole of ...
CHILDERMAS, or HOLY INNOCENTS' DAY. This day, in the (Jalendar of Superstition, is of most unlucky omen. None ever marry on a Childermas Day. Melton, in his Astrologaster, p. 45, informs us it was formerly an article in the creed of ...
John Brand, sir Henry Ellis, 1849
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Popular antiquities of Great Britain, with additions by W.C. ...
290 CHILDERMAS* OR HOLY INNOCENTS' DAY. IN the Calendar of Superstition this day is of most unlucky omen. People never marry on Childermas Day. According to Melton's Astrologaster it was formerly an article in the Creed of Popular ...
John Brand, sir Henry Ellis, 1877
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The Encyclopedia of Superstitions
CHILDERMAS 97 later version, he would be unable to reach Heaven after death. If the birth- chamber was at the top of the house, so that it was impossible to go higher, the nurse could overcome the difficulty by mounting on a box or a low ...
Edwin Radford, Mona Augusta Radford, Christina Hole, 1996
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Observations on Popular Antiquities Chiefly Illustrating the ...
CHILDERMAS' or HOLY INNOCENTS' DAY. THIS Day, in the Calendar of Superstition, is of most unlucky omen. None ever many on a Childermas Day. Melton in his Astrologaster, p. 45. informs us it was formerly an article in the Creed of ...
John Brand, 1813
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Medii Ævi Kalendarium Or, Dates, Charters, and Customs of ...
Childermas Hospinian, referring to this strange custom, says that the reason was not only that the children might remember this most barbarous bntchery, but at the same time learn that with Christ were born hatred, persecution, the cross, exile ...
Robert Thomas Hampson, 1841
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Sources and Analogues of the Canterbury Tales
As Marie Hamilton has shown, the Prioress's paraphrases of, and references to, several biblical texts are found in the Sarum Missal propers of the mass for the feast of Holy Innocents (December 28) known as Childermas, which Chaucer ...
Robert M. Correale, Mary Hamel, 2005
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Observations on the popular antiquities of Great Britain: ...
CHILDERMAS, or liOLY INNOCENTS' DAY. Tins day, in the Calendar of Superstition, is of most unlucky omen. None ever marry on a Childermas Day. Melton, in his Astrologaster, p. 45, informs us it was formerly an article in the creed of ...
John Brand, Sir Henry Ellis, 1969

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CHILDERMAS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term childermas is used in the context of the following news items.
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Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell recap: episode five – Arabella
The war is over, but Strange is down a wife, thanks to the increasingly odious Stephen Black. At least things are looking up for Childermass. «The Guardian, Jun 15»
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Mud, silt reduce water supply in St James, Hanover
... Sun Valley Road, Rectory Drive, Catherine Mount, Albion, Reading Heights, Anchovy, Childermas, Lethe, sections of Comfort Hall, Wiltshire, ... «Jamaica Observer, May 15»
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Fact: Christmas Does Not End On December 25!
28 December is Childermas or the Feast of the Innocents. Currently, the twelve days and nights are celebrated in widely varying ways around ... «atlantadailyworld, Dec 14»
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Scottish words for the Christmas season
In Scotland, this day had a different name: Childermes (alternative spelling: Childermas). It was named after the Feast of the Holy Innocents, ... «Scotsman, Dec 14»
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For Poems Like This For Childermas
Have you ever heard of Emily Hickey? Me either, at least not until just now. Born in 1845, she is a child of the Emerald Isle, an Irish lass born in ... «Patheos, Dec 13»
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3 reasons Christians should mourn before 2014
... Christians around the world observe the Feast of Holy Innocents or “Childermas.” On this day, the faithful will read the Biblical story of King ... «Religion News Service, Dec 13»
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Dramatic punt on Old Tote
It was called Childermas and was written by Tom Keneally, composed by Nigel Butterley and directed by Clark. It was sponsored by the ... «The Australian, Mar 13»
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Shakira Gives Birth to Baby Boy
The holiday is called Feast of the Holy Innocents or Childermas, and is celebrated by pulling all sorts of pranks (inocentadas), just like we all do ... «Softpedia, Dec 12»
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April Fools' Day Traditions Around the World
Spain – December 28, Holy Innocents' Day or Childermas, is also celebrated in Latin America. Though it technically is a Christian feast day, the ... «TIME, Apr 12»
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Childermas Traditions In Hungary, 28 December
On the Christian calendar, the Feast of the Holy Innocents (Childermas) commemorates the infanticide in Jerusalem in the time of Herod the ... «XpatLoop.com, Dec 10»

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« EDUCALINGO. Childermas [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/childermas>. Apr 2020 ».
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