Definitions for lady day
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Ref: annunciation (def. 2). 3
Origin of Lady Day:
Annunciation, Lady Day, Annunciation Day, March 25(noun)
a festival commemorating the announcement of the Incarnation by the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary; a quarter day in England, Wales, and Ireland
25th March, an English quarter day.
25th March, Christian holy day, the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary.
In the western Liturgical year, Lady Day is the traditional name of the Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin in some English-speaking countries. It is the first of the four traditional English quarter days. The "Lady" is the Virgin Mary. The term derives from Middle English, when some nouns lost their genitive inflections. "Lady" would later gain an -s genitive ending, and therefore the name means "Lady's day."
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the festival of the annunciation of the Virgin Mary, March 25; a quarter-day in England and Ireland.
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