Nollaig

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Irish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish Notlaic, from Latin nātālīcia (a birthday party), from nātālis (natal), from nātus (born). Compare Welsh Nadolig, Breton Nedeleg and French Noël.

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Proper noun[edit]

Nollaig f (genitive Nollag, nominative plural Nollaigí)

  1. Christmas (festival on 25 December; season from 24 December to 6 January)
  2. A male or female given name, cognate to Noel or Noelle.

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Irish Notlaic, from Latin nātālīcia (a birthday party), with specific reference to the birth of Christ.

Proper noun[edit]

Nollaig f (genitive Nollaige, plural Nollaigean)

  1. Christmas

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Further reading[edit]

  • notlaic” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.