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Eostre definition

Overview

This page has two definitions of Eostre in English. Eostre is a proper noun. Also define these 6 related words and terms: paganism, pagan, Ostara, Easter, putative, and Anglo-Saxon.

English

Etymology

From Old English Ēostre, Ēastre (a word referring to "the rising dawn" to indicate the season of Spring) and ēastre (Easter), from Proto-Germanic *Austrǭ (Easter, springtime). Doublet of Easter.

Pronunciation

Proper noun

Eostre

  1. (paganism) A modern invented pagan festival celebrated either in March or April to welcome the Spring, also called Ostara or Easter.
    • Pagan definition
      Relating to, characteristic of religions that differ from main world religions. (1 of 2 pagan definitions)
  2. A putative Anglo-Saxon seasonal reference.

References

  • Pete Jennings (1998), The Norse Tradition: A Beginner's Guide, Headway, →ISBN, p. 40.

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