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Belʹtane (2 syl.)

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A festival observed in Ireland on June 21st, and in some parts of Scotland on May Day. A fire is kindled on the hills, and the young people dance round it, and feast on cakes made of milk and eggs. It is supposed to be a relic of the worship of Baal. The word is Gaelic, and means Bel’s fire; and the cakes are called beltane-cakes.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Belly
Belly-timber
Belomancy (Greek)
Beloved Disciple
Beloved Physician
Below the Belt
Belphegor
Belphœbe
Belt
Beltane
Belted Knight
Belted Will
Beltenebros
Belvawney (Miss)
Belvedere [bel-ve-dear]
Belvidera (in Otway’s Venice Preserved)
Bemuse
Ben
Ben (a theatrical word)
Ben Jochanan

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Beltane