Latin term used for the time from Michaelmas (29 September) to Christmas: this was the sowing season. The word was also used for winter itself. [< Lat. hibernus = of winter, wintry]

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  • -agium — Second element of Latin words such as *ancoragium, *barragium, *berbiagium, *hibernagium, functioning as the equivalent English element age which gives a quality, and here a sense of right or privilege, e.g. *faldage. Cf. age …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

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