Eastertide
noun Etymology: Middle English estertide, from Old English ēastortīd, from ēastor + tīd time — more at tide Date: before 12th century the period from Easter to Ascension Day, to Whitsunday, or to Trinity Sunday

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  • Eastertide — Eastertide, or the Easter Season, or Paschal Time, is the period of fifty days from Easter Sunday to Pentecost Sunday. [ Normae Universales de Anno Liturgico et de Calendario ( NUALC ), 22] It is celebrated as a single joyful feast, indeed as the …   Wikipedia

  • Eastertide — [ēs′tər tīd΄] n. [ EASTER + TIDE1] the period after Easter, extending in various churches to Ascension Day, Pentecost Sunday, or Trinity Sunday …   English World dictionary

  • Eastertide — /ee steuhr tuyd /, n. 1. Easter time. 2. the week following Easter. 3. the 50 days between Easter and Whitsuntide. [1100 50; ME Estertyde, late OE Eastren tyde. See EASTER, TIDE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • Eastertide — noun The season from Easter to Whitsun …   Wiktionary

  • Eastertide — The five and one half weeks following Easter up to the Ascension Day, commemorating the forty days the Lord has spent on earth after His resurrection; commonly called The Great Forty Days …   Dictionary of church terms

  • Eastertide — n. Easter season; week following Easter; the period of 50 days between Easter and Whitsuntide …   English contemporary dictionary

  • eastertide — n. Easter season; week following Easter; the period of 50 days between Easter and Whitsuntide …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Eastertide — noun the Easter period …   English new terms dictionary

  • eastertide — eas·ter·tide …   English syllables

  • Eastertide — Eas•ter•tide [[t]ˈi stərˌtaɪd[/t]] n. rel the period from Easter to Ascension Day, Whitsunday, or Trinity Sunday, depending on the church • Etymology: 1100–50 …   From formal English to slang

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