midsummer

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English, from Old English midsumer, midsumor (midsummer), from Proto-Germanic *midjaz (mid-), *sumaraz (summer), equivalent to mid- +‎ summer. More at mid, summer.

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midsummer (plural midsummers)

  1. The period around the summer solstice; about 21st June in the northern hemisphere.
  2. The first day of summer
  3. The middle of summer.
  4. Midsummer Day, the English quarter day.
  5. A pagan holiday or Wiccan Sabbat

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midsummer (not comparable)

  1. Happening in the middle of summer.

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