maying

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From May +‎ -ing, or may (celebrate May Day festivities) +‎ -ing.

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Noun[edit]

maying (uncountable)

  1. (chiefly historical) The celebrations traditionally held to celebrate May Day.
    • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur, Book XIX:
      So hit befelle in the moneth of May, Quene Guenyver called unto her ten knyghtes of the Table Rounde, and she gaff them warnynge that early uppon the morn she wolde ryde on mayynge into woodis and fyldis besydes Westemyster [...].