Saturday, December 10, 2011

Merry Christ-mass

(according to 'yahoo')

'Merry' in old English was 'myrnge' which meant 'pleasant.'

Christ-mass ...The mass of Christ.

The word 'Christ' means... the Lord's Anointed One... from the Greek "Christos".

In the whole word Christmas, the suffix... "-mas" evolves from the Old English word "maesse", meaning... festival, feast day, or mass.

The phrase 'Christmas'  was first recorded in 1038. (Wikipedia)

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