Definition of Lammas

1. Noun. Commemorates Saint Peter's miraculous deliverance from prison; a quarter day in Scotland; a harvest festival in England.

Exact synonyms: August 1, Lammas Day
Generic synonyms: Quarter Day



Definition of Lammas

1. n. The first day of August; -- called also Lammas day, and Lammastide.

Definition of Lammas

1. Noun. (''England'') former festival held on 1st August celebrating the harvest. ¹

2. Noun. (Scotland) 1st August, a quarter day ¹

3. Noun. (context: paganism) A modern pagan festival celebrated in early August celebrating the start of the grain harvest. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lammas

Lambrinudi
Lambrinudi operation
Lambrusco
Lambruscos
Lambya
Lamellibranchia
Lament.
Lamentations
Lamia
Laminariaceae
Laminariales
Lamisil
Lamium
Lamium album
Lamium amplexicaule
Lammas (current term)
Lammas Day
Lammastide
Lamna
Lamna nasus
Lamnidae
Lampadist
Lampadists
Lampadrome
Lampridae
Lampris
Lampris guttatus
Lampris regius
Lampropeltis
Lampropeltis getulus

Literary usage of Lammas

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1. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1882)
"Lammas Day is properly the ist of August. The Act of George II. which established the new style in England excepted the days for the commencement of Lammas ..."

2. The Origin and Growth of the English Constitution: An Historical Treatise by Hannis Taylor (1898)
"Lammas lands. The word " mark " in England. The mark as the township. ... grass they are known as "lot meadows," or Lammas land,— Lammas-day being the time ..."

3. The Modern Husbandman, Or, The Practice of Farming by William Ellis (1744)
"The red Pirks are beft, the Yellow are rather thicker-fkin- ned, and hardly to be known from yellow Lammas, as the red Sort is from red Lammas, ..."

4. The History and Antiquities of the Parish of Tottenham, in the County of by William Robinson (1840)
"(200) Lammas-day is the first day of August, so called quasi lamb-mass ... In 1578 was that famous lammas day which buried the reputation of Don John of ..."

5. Observations on Popular Antiquities Chiefly Illustrating the Origin of Our by John Brand, Henry Ellis (1900)
"This is confirmed by Blount, who tells us that Lammas Day, the 1st of August, otherwise called the Gule, or Yule of August, may be a corruption of the ..."

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