Lammas
Lammas Lam"mas, n. [AS. hl[=a]mmesse, hl[=a]fm[ae]sse, loaf mass, bread feast, or feast of first fruits; hl[=a]f loaf + m[ae]sse mass. See {Loaf}, and {Mass} religious service.] The first day of August; -- called also {Lammas day}, and {Lammastide}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Lammas — (also Lammas Day) ► NOUN ▪ the first day of August, formerly observed as harvest festival. ORIGIN Old English, loaf mass …   English terms dictionary

  • Lammas — [lam′əs] n. [ME lammasse < OE hlammæsse, for hlafmæsse, lit., loaf mass, bread feast: see LOAF1 & MASS1] 1. a harvest festival formerly held in England on Aug. 1, when bread baked from the first crop of wheat was consecrated at Mass 2. this… …   English World dictionary

  • Lammas — a Scottish term day, formerly 1 August, now the 28th. See quarter day. Collins dictionary of law. W. J. Stewart. 2001 …   Law dictionary

  • Lammas — Aug. 1 harvest festival with consecration of loaves, O.E. hlafmæsse, lit. loaf mass, from hlaf (see LOAF (Cf. loaf) (n.)) + mæsse (see MASS (Cf. mass) (n.2)). Altered by influence of lamb (and occasionally spelled lamb in 16c. 17c.) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • Lammas — This unusual name, found mainly in the eastern counties of England, is of Anglo Saxon origin, and is a locational surname deriving from either the village of Lamas or Lammas in Norfolk, near Norwich, or from Lamersh, near Sudbury in Essex. Both… …   Surnames reference

  • Lammas — noun Etymology: Middle English Lammasse, from Old English hlāfmæsse, from hlāf loaf, bread + mæsse mass; from the fact that formerly loaves from the first ripe grain were consecrated on this day Date: before 12th century 1. August 1 originally… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • Lammas — /lam euhs/, n. 1. a former festival in England, held on August 1, in which bread made from the first harvest of corn was blessed. 2. a festival (Feast of St. Peter s Chains) observed by Roman Catholics on August 1, in memory of St. Peter s… …   Universalium

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