Twelfth Day


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Twelfth Day

n. Ecclesiastical
Epiphany.

Twelfth Day

n
(Ecclesiastical Terms)
a. Jan 6, the twelfth day after Christmas and the feast of the Epiphany, formerly observed as the final day of the Christmas celebrations
b. (as modifier): Twelfth-Day celebrations.

Twelfth′ Day′


n.
Epiphany; formerly observed as the last day of the Christmas festivities.
[before 900]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Twelfth Day - twelve days after ChristmasTwelfth day - twelve days after Christmas; celebrates the visit of the three wise men to the infant Jesus
Christian holy day - a religious holiday for Christians
Jan, January - the first month of the year; begins 10 days after the winter solstice
References in classic literature ?
Given at our palace at Belfaborac, the twelfth day of the ninety-first moon of our reign.
When, therefore, the morning of the twelfth day had now come, Phoebus Apollo spoke among the immortals saying, "You gods ought to be ashamed of yourselves; you are cruel and hard-hearted.
Then King Priam spoke to them saying, "Bring wood, O Trojans, to the city, and fear no cunning ambush of the Argives, for Achilles when he dismissed me from the ships gave me his word that they should not attack us until the morning of the twelfth day.
So quickly was this order filled that on the twelfth day after the arrival of the cablegram, the ships were on their way to Messina with the lumber.
It was not until the twelfth day that he returned, to find both Lucy's notes awaiting him; he had left before he knew of Maggie's arrival.
On the twelfth day of Christmas the Giants said to me, just see where we are in twelve months' time.
On the eleventh day of Christmas the Christmas tree was moulting The mince pies were hard as rock and the turkey was revolting On the twelfth day of Christmas at last Dad smacked his lips The guests had gone, the turkey too.
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On the twelfth day, one grand prize winner chosen at random will snag an ultimate, beach lover's surprise prize.
On the twelfth day all categories of products will be discounted.
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Gaza: July 20 -- (BNA): As the Israeli aggression against Gaza Strip entered Saturday its twelfth day, 41 Palestinian civilians were killed and dozens others were injured, Palestinian medics told the Palestinian Information and News Agency "WAFA".