Definition of Imbolc in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɪmbɒlk/

Entry from British & World English dictionary


An ancient Celtic festival celebrated on the second day of February.
Example sentences
  • Like many Celtic festivals, the Imbolc celebrations centred around the lighting of fires.
  • One morning in the first week of February after Imbolc I was getting books out of my locker when I saw Kelli appear at my side.
  • In Imbolc, a sunken circle is paved with an abstract, carved stone representation of Brigit as three sisters, the three patrons of poetry, the crafts and midwifery.


A Celtic word, literally 'in the belly or womb', the festival being dedicated to women and fertility.

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