Walpurgisnacht

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Walpurgisnacht.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /vɑːlˈpɜːɡɪsnɑːxt/ (or as German, below)

Noun[edit]

Walpurgisnacht (uncountable)

  1. Walpurgis night, a feast of witchcraft in German folklore; any orgiastic or bacchanalian party.
    • 1942, Rebecca West, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon: A Journey Through Yugoslavia, Canongate, published 2006, page 365:
      The proper sequel to the Walpurgisnacht obsequies of Franz Ferdinand would have been the dismissal of Prince Montenuovo...
    • 1969-12-25, Burton H. Wolfe, “Introduction”, in The Satanic Bible, Avon, OL 7431405M:
      On the last night of April 1966 — Walpurgisnacht, the most important festival in the lore of magic and witchcraft — LaVey ritualistically shaved his head in accordance with magical tradition and announced the formation of the Church of Satan.

German[edit]

German Wikipedia has an article on:

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Etymology[edit]

From Walpurgis +‎ Nacht.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /valˈpʊrɡɪsnaxt/

Noun[edit]

Walpurgisnacht

  1. Walpurgis night

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