See also: yule and yúlè

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From Middle English yol, from Old English ġeōl (Christmas), either cognate with[1][2][3] or from[4][5] Old Norse jól, from Proto-Germanic *jehwlą. Cognate with Gothic 𐌾𐌹𐌿𐌻𐌴𐌹𐍃 (jiuleis); see also Old English ġēola and Old Norse ýlir.

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Yule (plural Yules)

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  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.
  3. A surname.

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  1. (obsolete) A proclamation of joy at Christmas.
    • 1687, John Aubrey, Remaines of Gentilisme and Judaisme, page 5:
      In the Countrey churches, at Christmas in the Holy-daies after Prayers, they will dance in the Church, and as they doe dance, they cry (or sing) Yole, Yole, Yole etc.

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  1. ^ Origin of Yule, Merriam-Webster
  2. ^ Origin of Yule, Oxford Dictionaries
  3. ^ Origin of Yule,
  4. ^ According to ODS eng. yule laant fra nordisk: the English Yule was borrowed from Old Norse
  5. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2023), “Yule”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

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From Middle English yol, from Old English ġeōl. See English Yule.

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  1. Christmas

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