Saint Agnes' Eve

Saint Agnes' Eve
noun Etymology: Saint Agnes Date: 1820 the night of January 20 when a woman is traditionally held to have a revelation of her future husband

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  • Saint Agnes' Eve — noun The night of January 20, on which traditionally, if she performs certain rituals, a woman is supposed to have dreams of her future husband …   Wiktionary

  • Saint Agnes's Eve — n. the night of Jan. 20 when, in old superstition, a girl might have a vision of her future husband …   English World dictionary

  • Saint Agnes's Eve — Saint Ag′nes s Eve′ [[t]ˈæg nɪ sɪz[/t]] n. the night of January 20, regarded as a time when a woman dreams of her future husband …   From formal English to slang

  • Saint Agnes's Eve — /ag ni siz/ the night of January 20, superstitiously regarded as a time when a young woman who performs certain rites is likely to dream of her future husband. * * * …   Universalium

  • Saint Agnes's Eve — noun a Christian holy day • Syn: ↑January 20 • Hypernyms: ↑Christian holy day • Part Holonyms: ↑January, ↑Jan * * * /ag ni siz/ the night of January 20, superstitiously regarded as a time when a young woman who performs certain rites is li …   Useful english dictionary

  • Agnes of Rome — Infobox Saint name=Saint Agnes birth date=c. 291 death date=c. 304 feast day=January 21; before Pope John XXIII revised the calendar, there was a second feast on January 28 venerated in=Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Churches, Oriental… …   Wikipedia

  • Agnes — Agnes1 [ag′nis] n. [Fr Agnès < L Agnes, Hagnes < Gr hagnē, fem. of hagnos, chaste] a feminine name: dim. Aggie; equiv. Sp. Inez Agnes2 [ag′nis] Saint (died A.D. 304); Rom. virgin martyr: her day is Jan. 21: see also SAINT AGNES S EVE …   English World dictionary

  • Agnes — fem. proper name, mid 12c., from O.Fr. Agnes, from Gk. Hagne pure, chaste, from fem. of hagnos holy, from PIE *yag to worship, reverence (see HAGIOLOGY (Cf. hagiology)). St. Agnes, martyred 303 C.E., is patron saint of young girls, hence the folk …   Etymology dictionary

  • The Eve of St. Agnes — It is widely considered to be amongst his finest poems and was influential in 19th century literature. The title comes from the day (or evening) before the feast of Saint Agnes (or St. Agnes Eve). St. Agnes, the patron saint of virgins, died a… …   Wikipedia

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