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Meaning of "Lammas Day" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF LAMMAS DAY

Lammas Day  [ˈlæməs deɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LAMMAS DAY

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Lammas Day is a noun.
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WHAT DOES LAMMAS DAY 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.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH LAMMAS DAY


all-day
ˈɔːlˌdeɪ
bidet
ˈbiːdeɪ
birthday
ˈbɜːθˌdeɪ
day
deɪ
dey
deɪ
doomsday
ˈduːmzˌdeɪ
everyday
ˈɛvrɪˌdeɪ
faraday
ˈfærəˌdeɪ
holiday
ˈhɒlɪˌdeɪ
Mande
ˈmɑːndeɪ
Mayday
ˈmeɪˌdeɪ
midday
ˈmɪdˈdeɪ
one-day
ˈwʌnˌdeɪ
payday
ˈpeɪˌdeɪ
same-day
ˈseɪmˌdeɪ
someday
ˈsʌmˌdeɪ
today
təˈdeɪ
weekday
ˈwiːkˌdeɪ
weekdays
ˈwiːkdeɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LAMMAS DAY

Lammas
Lammastide

WORDS THAT END LIKE LAMMAS DAY

Christmas Day
Columbus Day
Father´s Day
Guy Fawkes Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Last Day
Lord´s Day
May Day
Memorial Day
Midsummer´s Day
Mother´s Day
New Year´s Day
Orangeman´s Day
Saint Patrick´s Day
Saint Swithin´s Day
Saint Valentine´s Day
Thanksgiving Day
the Lord´s Day
Veterans Day

Synonyms and antonyms of Lammas Day in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Lammas Day» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LAMMAS DAY

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Translator English - Chinese

收获节天
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Día Lammas
570 millions of speakers

English

Lammas Day
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

खेत का पर्व दिवस
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يوم الأول من آب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Lammas день
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Dia Lammas
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

লামস দিবস
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Lammas Day
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Hari Lammas
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Lammas Tag
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ラマス目
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

Lammas 일
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Lammas Day
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

ngày 1 tháng 5 ngày
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

லம்மாஸ் தினம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

लमास डे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Lammas Günü
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Lammas Day
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Lammas Dzień
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Lammas день
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Ziua Lammas
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Lammas Ημέρα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Lammas Dag
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Lammas Dag
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Lammas Day
5 millions of speakers

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LAMMAS DAY»

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Catholic Trivia
... when the bread to be consecrated at Mass was taken from the first ripe corn. Thus this day was an early form of Harvest Thanksgiving. Holy Rood Day Holy Rood Day or Holy Cross Day 35 DAYS AND SEASONS St James' grotto Lammas Day.
Mark Elvins, 2002
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Companion to the Calendar: A Guide to the Saints and ...
Today became their remembrance day. Lammas Day Lammas Day is a grandparent of Thanksgiving. It began centuries ago as a harvest festival in Britain for the newly ripened wheat crop. On this day everyone went to church to give thanks, ...
Mary Ellen Hynes, Peter Mazar, 1993
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MARIUS FLAMINUS: A STORY OF THE DAYS OF HADRIAN, AND OTHER TALES
Lammas Day. 215 Nurse set down the baby, and, running to the door, caught Fred to her breast, crying over him, and calling him 'her boy, her naughty boy.' Her leg had been scalded and her arm bruised when she fell, but she forgot all that ...
‎1870
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A Collection of the Reports of Cases, the Statutes, and ...
The plaintiff replied, and thereby abridged the demands of his bill, and only proceeded for the tithes of the defendant's lambs in the year 1695, which he insisted ought, by the custom of the said parish, to be set out and paid at Lammas -day, ...
Francis King Eagle, Edward Younge, 1826
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The English Village Community Examined in Its Relation to ...
That no person ' hath a right to common or turn any sheep upon the said ' common called Walsworth Commons, and that no sheep ' may be turned on the Lammas ground of Walsworth be' tween Old Lammas-day and the last day of November ...
Frederic Seebohm, 2011
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Collectanea de Rebus Hibernicus: pt. 2. no. XII. Vallancey, ...
Thomas Pownall, Edward Ledwich, James Ussher, Sir Henry Piers, Charles O' Connor (Esq.), W. Beauford, J. Davis (Sir.) Charles Vallancey. GULE OF AUGUST; O R, LAMMAS DAY; CALLED BY THE ANCIENT IRISH, LA TAT and LA ...
Charles Vallancey, Thomas Pownall, Edward Ledwich, 1786
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A Collection of Decrees by the Court of Exchequer in ...
... by the custom of tht said parish, to be set out and paid at Lammas Day, and not at Jhearing day, or any other time before LammatkDay ; and disi, charged the defendant of all other demands in the bill. sehs The defendant rejoined, and said,  ...
Hutton Wood, 1798
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Women's Work in Early Modern English Literature and Culture
Lammas day (traditionally celebrated on August 1) was a harvest festival and a day for paying rents that was frequently noted in the popular almanacs of the period.46 The mention of the feast day invokes the thematic context of ripening, but ...
Michelle Dowd, 2009
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The History and Antiquities of the Parish of Tottenham, in ...
I. (200) Lammas-day is the first day of August, so called quasi lamb-mass ; on which day the tenants, who held land of the Cathedral of York (which is dedicated to Peter ad Vinculo) were bound by their tenure to bring a live lamb into the church ...
William Robinson, 1840
10
Medii Ævi Kalendarium: Or, Dates, Charters, and Customs of ...
Lammas Day, %c. the Mem. de Du Bellay, quoted by the Abbe d'Artigny, Melanges d'Histoire, Sfc. t. II, p. 290.) The Bollandists, by whom I have been guided, have laboured the article of St. James with indefatigable diligence. — Acta SS.
Robert Thomas Hampson, 1841

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LAMMAS DAY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Lammas Day is used in the context of the following news items.
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Why Exeter hangs out the White Glove
Lammas Day, the festival of St Peter and vincula, was when the first fruits of the harvest were offered to the Church in the form of a loaf. «Exeter Express and Echo, Jul 15»
2
Sowing wildflower meadows, and leaving Nature in charge
There was a traditional rhythm of allowing the grass to grow through spring and summer, cutting the hay between mid-July and Lammas Day ... «The Ecologist, Jul 15»
3
The Walk feature: Making hay in Bodenham
This usually took place on Lammas Day (August 1st). The animals remained in the meadow until winter or sometimes on until Candlemas ... «Hereford Times, May 15»
4
Crossing Quarters: Would the Real Astronomical Midway Point …
The other three cross quarter holidays on our modern calendar are: Groundhog Day (February 2nd), Lammas Day (August 1st) and Halloween ... «Universe Today, Apr 15»
5
Top 10 Weird Non-Traditional Holidays
8 – Lammas Day: Loaf mass day is a long-standing celebration in many English-speaking countries in the Northern Hemisphere on Aug. «Moose Jaw Times-Herald, Nov 14»
6
Get Ready for the Fireballs of October
The other three are: Lammas Day (August 1st), Groundhog's Day (February 2nd) and May Day (May 1st). We just think that it's great — if a bit ... «Universe Today, Oct 14»
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Shining light on villages where time stands still
They fill the church on Lammas Day when farmers traditionally give thanks for the first ear of corn, and they beat the bounds on Rogation ... «Nottingham Post, Sep 14»
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The Nativity of Mary: Family and Birthday Blessings
The Birthday of Our Lady is yet another traditional harvest feast (the previous ones being August 1 on Lammas Day, the Transfiguration and the ... «Catholic Culture, Sep 14»
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'This land is our land': the Lammas Day 'riots' of August 1892
'The Glorious Twelfth' – the first day for shooting grouse – is Lammas Day, pushed eleven days back by the UK's transition from the Julian ... «Hackney Citizen, Aug 14»
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Feastday Highlights: The Transfiguration
For the Catholic feast on August 6, this is one of several harvest feasts, the first was August 1, the traditional Lammas Day (St. Peter in Chains). «Catholic Culture, Aug 14»

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