Hogmanay


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Hog·ma·nay

 (hŏg′mə-nā′, hŏg′mə-nā′)
n. Scots
1. The eve of New Year's Day, on which children traditionally go from house to house asking for presents.
2. A present requested or given on this day.

[Scots and English dialectal (Northern England), ultimately (perhaps via Late Middle English hagnonayse) of Middle French origin; akin to French regional hoguinane, refrain of songs sung by carolers going from house to house on New Year's Eve, word cried by children to request a present at the New Year, New Year's celebration or present, from Middle French aguinenno, aguilenno, aguilanneuf, alteration of Medieval Latin hōc in annō, in this year (words used as the refrain of songs sung in boisterous theatrical church processions performed on the eve of the Feast of the Circumcision of Christ (January 1) in medieval times) : Latin hōc, masculine ablative of hic, this + in, in + annō, ablative of annus, year; see at- in Indo-European roots.]
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Hogmanay

(ˌhɒɡməˈneɪ)
n
(sometimes not capital)
a. New Year's Eve in Scotland
b. (as modifier): a Hogmanay party. See also first-foot
[C17: Scottish and Northern English, perhaps from Norman French hoguinane, from Old French aguillanneuf the last day of the year; also, a New Year's eve gift]
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Hog•ma•nay

(ˌhɒg məˈneɪ)

n. Scot.
1. New Year's Eve.
2. (l.c.) a gift given on Hogmanay.
[1670–80; orig. uncertain]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Hogmanay - New Year's Eve in Scotland
December 31, New Year's Eve - the last day of the year
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Translations

Hogmanay

[ˈhɒgməneɪ] N (Scot) → Nochevieja f
HOGMANAY
Hogmanay es el nombre que recibe el día de Nochevieja en Escocia. La gente suele organizar fiestas y, cuando suenan las doce campanadas, cantan Auld Lang Syne, una canción típica escocesa, y brindan por el nuevo año. Después es costumbre salir a visitar a los amigos para dar juntos la bienvenida al año que comienza. La costumbre de ser los primeros en hacerlo se denomina first footing. Según la tradición es señal de prosperidad y buena suerte en el nuevo año si la primera persona que llega a la casa después de las doce de la noche es un hombre moreno que lleve algo de comida, bebida y un trozo de carbón.
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Hogmanay

[ˌhɒgməˈneɪ] n (Scottish)réveillon m du jour de l'An, Saint-Sylvestre f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

Hogmanay

n (Scot) → Silvester nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

Hogmanay

[ˈhɒgməˌneɪ] n (in Scotland) → San Silvestro
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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