Saint-Sylvestre

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Due to the Gregorian calendar reform of 1582, whereby the feast-day of Pope Sylvester I came to fall on the 31st of December.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sɛ̃.sil.vɛstʁ/
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Proper noun[edit]

Saint-Sylvestre f

  1. New Year's Eve
    • 1983, Marcelyne Claudais, Un jour la jument va parler...:
      Chez nous, à la Saint-Sylvestre, la porte est toujours grande ouverte !
      At our house, on New Year's Eve, the door is always wide open!