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Webster 1913 Edition


Yule

Yule

(ūl)
,
Noun.
[OE.
yol
,
ȝol
, AS.
geól
; akin to
geóla
December or January, Icel.
jōl
Yule,
Ylir
the name of a winter month, Sw.
jul
Christmas, Dan.
juul
, Goth.
jiuleis
November or December. Cf.
Jolly
.]
Christmas or Christmastide; the feast of the Nativity of our Savior.
And at each pause they kiss; was never seen such rule
In any place but here, at bonfire, or at
Yule
.
Drayton.
Yule block
, or
Yule log
,
a large log of wood formerly put on the hearth on Christmas eve, as the foundation of the fire. It was brought in with much ceremony.
Yule clog
,
the yule log.
Halliwell. W. Irving.

Webster 1828 Edition


Yule

YULE

,
Noun.
The name anciently given to Christmas, or the feast of the nativity of our Savior.

Definition 2021


Yule

Yule

See also: yule and yúlè

English

Proper noun

Yule (plural Yules)

  1. Christmastide, the Christmas season, the Twelve Days of Christmas (between December 24th and January 6th).
  2. A pagan wintertime holiday celebrated by Germanic peoples, particularly the Scandinavian and Anglo-Saxon peoples, or a modern reconstruction of this holiday celebrated by neo-pagans.

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References

  1. Merriam-Webster: Origin of Yule
  2. Oxford Dictionaries: Origin of Yule
  3. Reference.com: Origin of Yule
  4. According to ODS eng. yule laant fra nordisk, the English Yule was borrowed from Old Norse
  5. Etymology of Yule Yule in Online Etymology Dictionary

Scots

Noun

Yule

  1. Christmas

yule

yule

See also: Yule and yúlè

English

Noun

yule (uncountable)

  1. Alternative letter-case form of Yule

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Novial

Noun

yule (plural yules)

  1. yuletide

Swahili

Adjective

yule

  1. Class I / M class inflected form of -le.