Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English Cristes mæsse; equivalent to Criste +‎ messe.

PronunciationEdit

  • (Early ME) IPA(key): /ˈkristismas(ə)/, /ˈkristismɛsə/
  • IPA(key): /ˈkrist(ə)mas(ə)/, /ˈkrist(ə)mɛs(ə)/
  • (Late ME) IPA(key): /ˈkrismas/, /ˈkrismɛs/

Proper nounEdit

Cristemasse

  1. Christmas (the 25th of December)
  2. Christmastide, Christmas season.
  3. Christmas festivities.

DescendantsEdit

  • English: Christmas
  • Scots: Christenmas

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