Christmas, Christmastide, Christmastime, Yule, Yuletide, Noel(noun)
period extending from Dec. 24 to Jan. 6
Yuletide, Christmastide, the Twelve Days of Christmas.
A wintertime holiday celebrated by the pagan Scandinavian, Germanic, and Anglo-Saxon peoples.
neo-pagan midwinter festival; a celebration of the winter solstice; one of the eight Sabbats celebrated in Wicca
Christmastide, the Christmas season, the Twelve Days of Christmas (between December 24 and January 6).
Origin: geol, geola, from jehwlan. Old English (Anglian) had a native cognate of the word, recorded as giuli. In pre-Christian times this was the term for the two-month midwinter season (December and January).
christmas or Christmastide; the feast of the Nativity of our Savior
Origin: [OE. yol, ol, AS. gel; akin to gela December or January, Icel. jl Yule, Ylir the name of a winter month, Sw. jul Christmas, Dan. juul, Goth. jiuleis November or December. Cf. Jolly.]
Yule or Yuletide is a religious festival observed by the Northern European peoples, later being absorbed into and equated with the Christian festival of Christmas. The earliest references to Yule are by way of indigenous Germanic month names
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
yool, n. the season or feast of Christmas.—n. Yule′tide, the time or season of Yule or Christmas.—Yule log, the block of wood cut down in the forest, then dragged to the house, and set alight in celebration of Christmas. [A.S. géol, yule, se ǽrra géola, December; Ice. jól. Not conn. either with Ice. hjól, wheel, or M. E. youlen, yollen, to cry out or yawl.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the old name for the festival of Christmas, originally a heathen one, observed at the winter solstice in joyous recognition of the return northward of the sun at that period, being a relic in the N. of the old sun worship.
The numerical value of yule in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of yule in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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