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Yule


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Annie Henrietta Yule (1875—1950) film industry financier

George Udny Yule (1871—1951) statistician

Sir Henry Yule (1820—1889) geographer

Slutzky–Yule effect

(Thomas) Mortimer Yule Manson (1904—1996) journalist and musician

William Yule

Yule–Walker equations

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Archaic term for Christmas. The name comes from Old English gēol(a) ‘Christmas Day’; compare with Old Norse jól, originally applied to a heathen festival lasting twelve days, later to Christmas.

Yule log a large log traditionally burnt in the hearth on Christmas Eve.

Yuletide the time of Yule, Christmas.

See also a green Yule makes a fat churchyard.

Subjects: medieval and Renaissance history (500 to 1500).


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