Lammas

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Lam·mas

 (lăm′əs)
n.
1.
a. A Christian feast formerly celebrated in England, during which bread from the season's first wheat was consecrated at Mass in thanksgiving for the harvest.
b. A Christian feast formerly celebrated in commemoration of Saint Peter's deliverance from prison.
2. August 1, the day on which these feasts were celebrated.

[Middle English Lammasse, from Old English hlāfmæsse : hlāf, loaf; see loaf + mæsse, Mass; see Mass.]
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Lammas

(ˈlæməs)
n
1. (Roman Catholic Church) RC Church Aug 1, held as a feast, commemorating St Peter's miraculous deliverance from prison
2. (Anglicanism) Also called: Lammas Day the same day formerly observed in England as a harvest festival. In Scotland Lammas is a quarter day
[Old English hlāfmæsse loaf mass]
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Lam•mas

(ˈlæm əs)

n.
a former festival in England, held on August 1, in which bread made from the first harvest of corn was blessed.
[before 900; Middle English Lammesse, Old English hlāmmæsse, hlāfmæsse. See loaf1, mass2]
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Noun1.Lammas - commemorates Saint Peter's miraculous deliverance from prisonLammas - commemorates Saint Peter's miraculous deliverance from prison; a quarter day in Scotland; a harvest festival in England
quarter day - a Christian holy day; one of four specified days when certain payments are due
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In medieval times the feast of Lamas was sometimes known in England and Scotland as the "Gule of August", but the meaning of "gule" is unclear.
In medieval times, the feast was known as the Gule of August, but the meaning of 'gule' is unclear.