See also: Midsummer

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From Middle English midsomer, midsumer, from Old English midsumer, midsumor (midsummer), from Proto-West Germanic *midisumar, from Proto-Germanic *midjasumaraz (midsummer), equivalent to mid- +‎ summer. Cognate with West Frisian midsimmer (midsummer), Dutch midzomer (midsummer), German Mittsommer (midsummer), Danish midsommer (midsummer), Swedish midsommar (midsummer), Icelandic miðsumar (midsummer).

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midsummer (countable and uncountable, plural midsummers)

  1. The period around the summer solstice; about 21st June in the northern hemisphere.
  2. The first day of summer
  3. The middle of summer.
  4. Midsummer Day, the English quarter day.
  5. A pagan holiday or Wiccan Sabbat

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midsummer (not comparable)

  1. Happening in the middle of summer.

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