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来自PIE*aus, 光照，照耀，词源同aurora, aureate. 原为日耳曼春天女神，于春分举行庆祝仪式。因其庆祝日期以及其蕴含的意义恰好与耶稣复活相对应，最终该节日演变成复活节。
- Easter (n.)
- Old English Easterdæg, from Eastre (Northumbrian Eostre), from Proto-Germanic *austron-, "dawn," also the name of a goddess of fertility and spring, perhaps originally of sunrise, whose feast was celebrated at the spring equinox, from *aust- "east, toward the sunrise" (compare east), from PIE *aus- (1) "to shine" (especially of the dawn); see aurora.
Bede says Anglo-Saxon Christians adopted her name and many of the celebratory practices for their Mass of Christ's resurrection. Almost all neighboring languages use a variant of Latin Pascha to name this holiday (see paschal). Easter egg attested by 1825, earlier pace egg (1610s). Easter bunny attested by 1904 in children's lessons; Easter rabbit is by 1888; the paganish customs of Easter seem to have grown popular c. 1900; before that they were limited to German immigrants.
If the children have no garden, they make nests in the wood-shed, barn, or house. They gather colored flowers for the rabbit to eat, that it may lay colored eggs. If there be a garden, the eggs are hidden singly in the green grass, box-wood, or elsewhere. On Easter Sunday morning they whistle for the rabbit, and the children imagine that they see him jump the fence. After church, on Easter Sunday morning, they hunt the eggs, and in the afternoon the boys go out in the meadows and crack eggs or play with them like marbles. Or sometimes children are invited to a neighbor's to hunt eggs. [Phebe Earle Gibbons, "Pennsylvania Dutch," Philadelphia 1882]
- 1. The word Easter derives from Eostre, the pagan goddess of spring.
- 2. She spends her Easter holidays taking groups of children to France.
- 3. In the end, we all decided to organize a concert for Easter.
- 4. The poor guy obviously didn't have any place to go for Easter.
- 5. "Have a nice Easter."— 'And the same to you Bridie.'
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