Holy Rood Day

noun
1》 the day of the feast of the Invention of the Cross, 3 May.
2》 another term for Holy Cross Day.

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  • holy-rood day — noun Usage: usually capitalized H&R&D Etymology: Middle English holi rode dei 1. : the 3d day of May on which occurs the feast of the Invention of the Cross 2. : September 14 called also Holy Cross Day * * * Holy rood Day ● …   Useful english dictionary

  • holy cross day — noun Usage: usually capitalized H&C&D : holy rood day 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Holy Cross Day — I. see exaltation of the cross II. noun see holy rood day …   Useful english dictionary

  • Holy Innocents' day — Holy Ho ly, a. [Compar. {Holier}; superl. {Holiest}.] [OE. holi, hali, AS. h[=a]lig, fr. h[ae]l health, salvation, happiness, fr. h[=a]l whole, well; akin to OS. h?lag, D. & G. heilig, OHG. heilac, Dan. hellig, Sw. helig, Icel. heilagr. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • holy-rood — hoˈly rood (as a place name /holˈ/) noun 1. Christ s cross 2. A cross, esp in Roman Catholic churches over the entrance to the chancel (for Holy rood Day see under ↑rood) • • • Main Entry: ↑holy …   Useful english dictionary

  • rood day — noun Usage: usually capitalized R&D : holy rood day …   Useful english dictionary

  • Holy rood — Holy Ho ly, a. [Compar. {Holier}; superl. {Holiest}.] [OE. holi, hali, AS. h[=a]lig, fr. h[ae]l health, salvation, happiness, fr. h[=a]l whole, well; akin to OS. h?lag, D. & G. heilig, OHG. heilac, Dan. hellig, Sw. helig, Icel. heilagr. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Holy Rood, Cross Day — (14 September)    This medieval feast, celebrating the supposed discovery of Christ s cross by St Helena, remained traditionally a day on which to abandon one s normal work and go nutting …   A Dictionary of English folklore

  • holy — adj. (holier, holiest) 1 morally and spiritually excellent or perfect, and to be revered. 2 belonging to, devoted to, or empowered by, God. 3 consecrated, sacred. 4 used in trivial exclamations (holy cow!; holy mackerel!; holy Moses!; holy… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rood — is also the Dutch word for red . Rood has several distinct meanings, all derived from the same basic etymology. Rood is an archaic word for pole , from Anglo Saxon rōd pole , specifically crucifix , from Proto Germanic *rodo , cognate to Old… …   Wikipedia

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