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  • n. The spring month of May.


May (ultimately from Latin maius, from the Roman divinity Maia) + tide 'time, season' (Wiktionary)


  • When writing of Helston it is customary to say a great deal about its Flora, or Furry Day, the 8th of May -- a relic of old Maytide saturnalia.

    The Cornwall Coast

  • Maytide charm and cheer into the fisherman's dull December.

    Fisherman's Luck and Some Other Uncertain Things

  • They played, wrote verses, or selected mottoes or emblematical devices; this spring was not only the Maytide of nature, it was the youth of an entire people, of which those at court were the head.

    Ten Years Later

  • It happened around 2: 00 a.m. on Maytide Street in Overbrook. - Local News

  • "And in Maytide the children and cattle, the milk and the butter, were kept guarded from them.

    Apples, Ripe and Rosy, Sir

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