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Noël

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Christmas day, or a Christmas carol. A contraction of nouvelles (tidings), written in old English, nowells.

“A child this day is born,

A child of high renown,

Most worthy of a sceptre,

A sceptre and a crown.

Nowells nowells, nowells!

Sing all we may,

Because that Christ, the King,

Was born this blessed day.”


Old Carol.

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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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Noble Soul
Noblesse Oblige (French)
Noctes Ambrosianæ
Noctuas Athenas Ferre
Nod
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Noddy
Nodel
Noël
Nokomîs
Nolens Volens
Noli me Tangere
Noll
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Nom
Nomads
Nominalists
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