Etymology
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Martinmas

early 12c., sancte Martines mæsse, the church festival formerly held on Nov. 11 in honor of the patron saint of France, St. Martin, late 4c. bishop of Tours noted for destroying the remaining heathen altars. Also see mass (n.2).

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Definitions of Martinmas

Martinmas (n.)
the feast of Saint Martin; a quarter day in Scotland;
Synonyms: St Martin's Day / November
From wordnet.princeton.edu