mid-winter

mid-winter, m.n: mid-winter, Christmas. (MID-WIN-ter / ˈmɪd-ˌwɪn-təɹ)

Medieval manuscript page showing a block of Latin text beside a sequence of images: 1, an angel addressing two shepherds; 2, a haloed pregnant woman reclined with a haloed man sitting nearby; 3, a haloed man, donkey and ox all looking at a haloed baby.
Boulogne Gospels. N France (monastery of Saint-Bertin), late 10th century. Boulogne-sur-mer, Bibliothèque municipale, MS 11, f. 12r. [enluminures.culture.fr]

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