See also: yule and yúlè

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English yol, from Old English ġeōl, ġeola (Christmastide, midwinter), either cognate with[1][2][3] or from[4][5] Old Norse jól, from Proto-Germanic *jehwlą, from Proto-Indo-European *yekə- (joke, play). Cognate with Gothic 𐌾𐌹𐌿𐌻𐌴𐌹𐍃 (jiuleis); see also Old English giuli and Old Norse ýlir.

In pre-Christian times, the term designated the two-month midwinter season (December and January). After Christianization, it became a narrower reference to the twelve days of Christmas.

 
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Proper nounEdit

Yule (plural Yules)

  1. Christmastide, the Christmas season, the Twelve Days of Christmas (between December 25th and January 5th).
  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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ReferencesEdit

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

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ScotsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English yol, from Old English ġeōl, ġeola (Christmastide, midwinter), either cognate with[1][2][3] or from[4][5] Old Norse jól, from Proto-Germanic *jehwlą, from Proto-Indo-European *yekə- (joke, play). Cognate with Gothic 𐌾𐌹𐌿𐌻𐌴𐌹𐍃 (jiuleis); see also Old English giuli and Old Norse ýlir.

In pre-Christian times, the term designated the two-month midwinter season (December and January). After Christianization, it became a narrower reference to the twelve days of Christmas.

NounEdit

Yule

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