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#112689 - 09/25/03 03:26 PM noel
In several places now, the word "Noel" (without the diacritical over the e, which I can't produce with WindowsXP) appears as an exclamation having nothing to do with Christmas. The etymology doesn't give me any clue.
Noel - c.1390, from M.E. nowel, from O.Fr. noel "the Christmas season," var. of nael, from L. natalis "natal," in reference to the birthday of Christ, from natus, pp. of nasci "be born."
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