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Meaning of CANDLEMAS

Pronunciation:  'kandlmus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  feast day commemorating the presentation of Christ in the temple; a quarter day in Scotland
 

CANDLEMAS is a 9 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: Candlemas Day, Feb 2
 
 See Also: Feb, February, quarter day

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Can"dle*mas\, n. [AS. candelm[ae]sse, candel candle +
m[ae]sse mass.]
The second day of February, on which is celebrated the feast
of the Purification of the Virgin Mary; -- so called because
the candles for the altar or other sacred uses are blessed on
that day.

 

 

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