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blót-mónaþ

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  • Se mónoð is nemned on úre geðeóde blód*-*mónað,

      Shrn. 144, 5.
  • Se mónað þe wé nemnað blódmónað,

      153, 20.
  • ¶ In Bede's 'De temporum ratione' it is said: 'November dicitur blótmónath ... Blótmónath mensis immolationum, quod in eo pecora, quae occisuri erant, diis suis voverent. Gratia tibi, bone Iesu, qui nos ab his vanis avertens tibi sacrificia laudis offerre donasti.'
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[O. L. Ger. blót-mánoth.]
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  • blót-mónaþ,