follow Dictionary.com

What is the X in X-mas?

Evangeline

[ih-van-juh-leen, -lahyn, -lin] /ɪˈvæn dʒəˌlin, -ˌlaɪn, -lɪn/
noun
1.
a female given name, invented by H.W. Longfellow.
Also, Evangelina
[ih-van-juh-lee-nuh] /ɪˌvæn dʒəˈli nə/ (Show IPA)
.

Evangeline

[ih-van-juh-lin] /ɪˈvæn dʒə lɪn/
noun
1.
a narrative poem (1847) by Longfellow.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for Evangeline

fem. proper name, from French Évangeline, ultimately from Greek evangelion "good news" (see evangelism).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Evangeline

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for Evangeline

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with Evangeline