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[MidE Alhalwyn-tyd, All-Hallow's Tide; cf. Corn. aval, apple].

Name in Cornwall for Halloween, counterpart of Hollantide in Wales or Irish Samain, which Cornish oral tradition steadfastly insists is (1) the apple time, and (2) a feast sacred to an obscure 6th-century Cornish or Breton saint, Arlan, Elwin, or Allen.

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