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Christmas

What does ''mas'' mean in Christmas?

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December 16, 2009 8:50PM

The word Christmas originated as a compound meaning

"Christ's Mass". It is derived from the Middle English

Christemasse and Old English Cristes mæsse, a phrase

first recorded in 1038.


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