Noel (also spelled Nowell or Noël) (nəʊˈɛl) is an alternative word for Christmas. It first entered the English language in the 14th century. The word comes from Middle English noel, which derives from the Old French word noël and its more common form naël. The English spelling "Noël" is taken directly from modern French, which also derives from the Old French. The ultimate Latin origin is the phrase nātālis (diēs), "(day) of birth".

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Famous quotes containing the word noel:

    I by no means rank poetry high in the scale of intelligence—this may look like affectation but it is my real opinion. It is the lava of the imagination whose eruption prevents an earthquake.
    —George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824)

    travelng and travelers
    —George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824)

    Oh, talk not to me of a name great in story—
    The days of our youth are the days of our glory;
    —George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824)