The Word Christmas
It is the purpose of this tract to take the words, "Merry Christmas" and examine the true meaning and essence of those words. A true Christian would want to .
The word Christmas comes from Middle English Cristemasse, which in turn comes from Old English Cristes-messe, literally meaning Christ's Mass.. Others say that it is a late form of Latin missio, meaning â€œdismissalâ€.
But what does "mass" really mean in the compound word Christmas? Any authoritative dictionary will reveal that the English term mass evolved from the .
Christmas. n. late Old English Cristes mÃ¦sse, from Christ (and retaining the original vowel sound) + mass (n.2). Written as one word from mid-14c. As a verb from 1590s.
Embrace the wintry spirit with this Christmas vocabulary word list.