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The Word Christmas

Tuesday, October 16th 2018. | Merry Christmas

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 “dismissal”.
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 mæsse, from Christ (and retaining the original vowel sound) + mass (n.2). Written as one word from mid-14c. As a verb from 1590s.
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