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Noel

[noh-el for 1, 2; noh-uh l, nohl for 3] /noʊˈɛl for 1, 2; ˈnoʊ əl, noʊl for 3/
noun
1.
the Christmas season; yuletide.
2.
(lowercase) a Christmas song or carol.
3.
a male given name.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15; < FrenchLatin nātālis (diēs) birthday; see natal
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British Dictionary definitions for Noel

Noel

/nəʊˈɛl/
noun
1.
(esp in carols) another word for Christmas
2.
(often not capital) (rare) a Christmas carol
Word Origin
C19: from French, from Latin nātālis a birthday; see natal1
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Word Origin and History for Noel
n.

late 14c., nowel "feast of Christmas," from Old French noel "the Christmas season," variant of nael, from Latin natalis (dies) "birth (day)," in Church Latin in reference to the birthday of Christ, from natus, past participle of nasci "be born" (Old Latin gnasci; see genus). The modern word in English, with the sense "a Christmas carol" (1811) probably is a separate borrowing from French. As a masc. proper name, from Old French, probably literally "of or born on Christmas."

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Related Abbreviations for Noel

NOEL

no observable effects level
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