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Can·dle·mas

 (kăn′dl-məs)
n.
A Christian feast observed on February 2 to commemorate the purification of the Virgin Mary and the presentation of the infant Jesus in the Temple.

[Middle English candelmasse, from Old English candelmæsse : candel, candle; see candle + mæsse, mass (from the blessing of candles at the feast); see mass.]

Candlemas

(ˈkændəlməs)
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity Feb 2, the Feast of the Purification of the Virgin Mary and the presentation of Christ in the Temple: the day on which the church candles are blessed. In Scotland it is one of the four quarter days

Can•dle•mas

(ˈkæn dl məs, -ˌmæs)

n.
a church festival, Feb. 2, in honor of the presentation of Jesus in the Temple and the purification of the Virgin Mary: candles are blessed. Also called Can′dlemas Day`.
[before 1050; Middle English; Old English candelmæsse. See candle, mass2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Candlemas - feast day commemorating the presentation of Christ in the templeCandlemas - feast day commemorating the presentation of Christ in the temple; a quarter day in Scotland
quarter day - a Christian holy day; one of four specified days when certain payments are due
Feb, February - the month following January and preceding March
Translations
Hromnice
kynttilänpäivä

Candlemas

[ˈkændlmæs] NCandelaria f (2 febrero)

Candlemas

nMariä Lichtmess nt

Candlemas

[ˈkændlməs] nCandelora
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