Free Translator Free Translator
Translators Dictionaries Courses Other
English Dictionary      examples: 'day', 'get rid of', 'New York Bay'

Spring equinox   /sprɪŋ ˈikwənˌɑks/   Listen
Spring equinox

March 21.  Synonyms: March equinox, vernal equinox.

WordNet 3.0 © 2010 Princeton University

Advanced search
     Find words:
Starting with
Ending with
Matching a pattern  

Words linked to  

only single words

Share |

"Spring equinox" Quotes from Famous Books

... fire was his earthly symbol and the medium through which sacrifices to him were offered. Hence sun and fire-worship were identical. I am of opinion that originally the Beltane festival was held at the Spring equinox but that its original connection with the equinox, in process of time was forgotten, and it became a festival inaugurative of summer. There is some difference of opinion as to the particular day on which the Beltane festival was held in this country. Dr. Jamieson, Dr. R. Chambers, and ...
— Folk Lore - Superstitious Beliefs in the West of Scotland within This Century • James Napier

... ten lunar months covering 304 days, and it is not known how the remaining days necessary to complete the solar revolution were dealt with, or disposed of. The year was considered to commence with March, probably with the intention of getting New Year's Day near to the spring equinox. The Celtic people and the Druids, with their mistletoe rites, kept New Year also at that time. The ten Roman months were named Martius, Aprilus, Maius, Junius, Quintillis, Sextilis, September, October, November, December. In ...
— More Science From an Easy Chair • Sir E. Ray (Edwin Ray) Lankester

Words linked to "Spring equinox" :   Nowrooz, march, equinox, springtime, autumnal equinox, Nowruz, mar, spring, Noruz

Copyright © 2022