feast of st peter's chains

Feast of St. Peter's Chains
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [lam-uh s]
    • /ˈlæm əs/
    • /fiːst əv seɪnt ˈpiː.tərz tʃeɪnz/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [lam-uh s]
    • /ˈlæm əs/

Definitions of feast of st peter's chains words

  • noun feast of st peter's chains a former festival in England, held on August 1, in which bread made from the first harvest of corn was blessed. 1
  • noun feast of st peter's chains a festival (Feast of St. Peter's Chains) observed by Roman Catholics on August 1, in memory of St. Peter's imprisonment and his miraculous deliverance. 1

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Origin of feast of st peter's chains

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English Lammesse, Old English hlāmmæsse, hlāfmæsse. See loaf1, Mass

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This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 1% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
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