Definitions

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  • noun A day or time occurring in a yearly cycle; an annual day, season, or event.
  • noun mathematics A day of the year.
  • noun dated An annual remembrance day, the anniversary of a death; a day on which prayers are said for the dead.

Etymologies

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From Middle English ȝereday, ȝerdai ("anniversary"), from Old English *ġēardæġ (found in plural ġēardagas ("days of yore"), equivalent to year +‎ day. Cognate with Dutch jaardag ("birthday"), Middle High German jārtac ("anniversary").

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