Etymology: From the Middle English yole, from Old English geÅl, cognate with Old Norse jól, Estonian jíul, Finnish joulu, German Jul, Scandinavian jul, etc., the name of a pre-Christian holiday held in midwinter, and later applied to the Christian celebration of Christmas. The Anglo-Saxon cognate giuli was the name for a two-month midwinter season.
- A wintertime holiday celebrated by the Heathen/Pagan Scandinavian, Germanic, and Anglo-Saxon peoples.
- One of the eight Sabbat, Sabbats celebrated in Wicca, a celebration of the winter solstice.
- (archaic) Christmas.
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