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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Yule \Yule\ ([=u]l), n. [OE. yol, [yogh]ol, AS. ge['o]l; akin to
ge['o]la December or January, Icel. j[=o]l 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
And at each pause they kiss; was never seen such rule
In any place but here, at bonfire, or at Yule.
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.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: period extending from Dec. 24 to Jan. 6 [syn: Christmas,
Christmastide, Christmastime, Yule, Yuletide,
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