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Meaning of "Lammas" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD LAMMAS

Old English hlāfmæsse loaf mass.
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PRONUNCIATION OF LAMMAS

Lammas  [ˈlæməs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LAMMAS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Lammas 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 LAMMAS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Lammas

In some English-speaking countries in the Northern Hemisphere, August 1 is Lammas Day, the festival of the wheat harvest, and is the first harvest festival of the year. On this day it was customary to bring to church a loaf made from the new crop, which began to be harvested at Lammastide. The loaf was blessed, and in Anglo-Saxon England it might be employed afterwards to work magic: a book of Anglo-Saxon charms directed that the lammas bread be broken into four bits, which were to be placed at the four corners of the barn, to protect the garnered grain. In many parts of England, tenants were bound to present freshly harvested wheat to their landlords on or before the first day of August. In the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, where it is referred to regularly, it is called "the feast of first fruits". The blessing of first fruits was performed annually in both the Eastern and Western Churches on the first or the sixth of August. Lammas coincides with the feast of St. Peter in Chains, commemorating St. Peter's miraculous deliverance from prison.

Definition of Lammas in the English dictionary

The definition of Lammas in the dictionary is Aug 1, held as a feast, commemorating St Peter's miraculous deliverance from prison. Other definition of Lammas is Also called: Lammas Day. the same day formerly observed in England as a harvest festival. In Scotland Lammas is a quarter day.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH LAMMAS


anonymous
əˈnɒnɪməs
autonomous
ɔːˈtɒnəməs
Christmas
ˈkrɪsməs
enormous
ɪˈnɔːməs
Erasmus
ɪˈræzməs
famous
ˈfeɪməs
hummus
ˈhʊməs
humus
ˈhjuːməs
hypergamous
ˌhaɪpəˈɡæməs
hypothalamus
ˌhaɪpəˈθæləməs
infamous
ˈɪnfəməs
maximus
ˈmæksɪməs
Palmas
ˈpælməs
plumdamas
plʌmˈdæməs
primus
ˈpraɪməs
synonymous
sɪˈnɒnɪməs
Thermos
ˈθɜːməs
Thomas
ˈtɒməs
world-famous
ˌwɜːldˈfeɪməs
Xmas
ˈɛksməs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LAMMAS

Lammas Day
Lammastide

WORDS THAT END LIKE LAMMAS

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

Synonyms and antonyms of Lammas in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Lammas» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LAMMAS

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

Translator English - Chinese

收获节
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Lammas
570 millions of speakers

English

Lammas
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

खेत का पर्व
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

الأول من آب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Lammas
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Lammas
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

লাম্মাস
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Lammas
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Lammas
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Lammas
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ラマス
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

Lammas
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Lammas
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

ngày 1 tháng 5
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

லாமாஸ்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

लमास
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Lammas
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

primo agosto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Lammas
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Lammas
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Lammas
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

Lammas
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Lammas
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

Lammas
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

Lammas
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Lammas

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LAMMAS»

The term «Lammas» is regularly used and occupies the 84.242 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LAMMAS» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LAMMAS»

Discover the use of Lammas in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Lammas and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Lammas Night
A British military intelligence officer seeks the aid of witches to defeat a Nazi attempt to use magic to conquer England
Katherine Kurtz, 1983
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Lilith Celebrates Lammas
"Lilith Celebrates Lammas" is the first of a series of children's picture books that celebrates the Witch's Sabbats and Esbats. In this story, young Lilith, along with her brother and sister, celebrates the Harvest festival of Lammas.
Lorin Manderly, 2010
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Lammas: Celebrating Fruits of the First Harvest
This book features practical advice on how to celebrate the festival, themes to explore, recipes, incense, spells, traditional types of divination, and information about several full rituals.
Anna Franklin, Paul Mason, 2001
4
Lammas Field
Each year the Lammas Fair draws musicians and story-tellers to the grounds of the 17th-century house where Mick's father is manager.
Catherine Fisher, 2011
5
Lammas Night
While protecting a small village, a young spell weaver inadvertently awakens the spirit of her predecessor, who takes the form of a phantom and begins to court her
Josepha Sherman, 1996
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Lammas Alanna: a convoluted harvest : Lonnen
William Martin's poetry is inspired by the social, cultural, and religious life of Northumbria, past and present.
William Martin, 2000
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The Lammas Hireling
With the LAMMAS HIRELING - the title poem having already won both the National Poetry Competition and the Forward Prize for Best Poem - Duhig has produced his most accessible and exciting volume to date, and looks set to reach a whole new ...
Ian Duhig, 2012
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First Register Book of the Parish of Lammas and Little ...
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
England Lammas with Little Hautbois, 2012
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Rupert's Tales: The Wheel of the Year Beltane, Litha, ...
Rupert learns about the Wheel of the Year and other Pagan traditions.
Kyrja, 2011
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The Lammas Feast
Fifteenth-century sleuth Roger the Chapman looks into the death of despised Jasper Fairbrother, whose murder may be tied to three subsequent killings, while the town baker's simple-minded wife repeatedly abducts the Chapman's new baby.
Kate Sedley, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LAMMAS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Lammas is used in the context of the following news items.
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Flag debate in the Waikato, should we change the New Zealand flag …
... big amount [compared] to the billions that we spend, but still it's a lot of money." Jasmine Lammas, 15, was not in favour of changing the flag. «Waikato Times, Jul 15»
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The grand old jokes of York : News 2015 : Chortle : The UK Comedy …
LIVE IN LONDON: The Ealing Comedy Festival continues in Lammas Park, with a sure-fire bill comprising the political edge of Marcus ... «Chortle, Jul 15»
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Drink-drive woman tried to butt officer after speeding in the wrong …
Claire Louise Wyllis was arrested on June 25 for her dangerous driving on Lammas Street and later headbutted a police officer when she was ... «Carmarthen Journal, Jul 15»
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Hobbit house couple reveal the full story of how their dream home …
So when a group of people moved onto the land next door to Charlie's family and started creating Lammas eco village, Charlie and Meg were ... «WalesOnline, Jul 15»
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Carmarthen pub worker denies sex charges
The Lammas Street man will next appear in Swansea Crown Court for a preliminary hearing after magistrates in Llanelli formally declined ... «Carmarthen Journal, Jul 15»
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Why Exeter hangs out the White Glove
EXETER'S big white glove is beingt brought out and dusted off again for its annual parade through the city tomorrow. The Lammas Glove will ... «Exeter Express and Echo, Jul 15»
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16 great things to do over the summer holidays in south Warwickshire
Then there's the Lammas Harvest Weekend on August 1 and 2, a Toy's Tea Party on August 2, guided tours on August 14 and 28 and a Teddy ... «Birmingham Mail, Jul 15»
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Retrospective permission granted for dwelling to support 'one planet …
The Lammas eco-village adjoined the site and the proposal involved low-impact development which accorded with the Welsh government's ... «PlanningResource, Jul 15»
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West Wales 'Hobbit' home finally wins appeal
The Lammas project has been created to pioneer an alternative model for living on the land. It empowers people to explore what it is to live a ... «Green Building Press, Jul 15»
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Aim Phar gives Tracey Parnwell reason to aim high after Tauranga …
... run third in a trial, fifth fresh-up at Rotorua, before his win over 1300 metres on Wednesday ridden by Parnwell's husband, Cameron Lammas. «Stuff.co.nz, Jul 15»

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