Words related to halloween

hallow (v.)

Old English halgian "to make holy, sanctify; to honor as holy, consecrate, ordain," related to halig "holy," from Proto-Germanic *hailagon (source also of Old Saxon helagon, Middle Dutch heligen, Old Norse helga), from PIE root *kailo- "whole, uninjured, of good omen" (see health). Used in Christian translations to render Latin sanctificare. Related: Hallowed; hallowing.

even (n.)

"end of the day," Old English æfen, Mercian efen, Northumbrian efern (see eve (n.)).

hallows (n.)

in All-Hallows, a survival of hallow in the noun sense of "holy personage, saint," attested from Old English haligra but little used after c. 1500. Hallowmas "All-saints" is first attested late 14c.

hallow (n.)

"holy person, saint," Old English haliga, halga, from hallow (v.). Obsolete except in Halloween.