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ember day

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noun \ˈem-bər-\

Definition of ember day

  1. :  a Wednesday, Friday, or Saturday following the first Sunday in Lent, Whitsunday, September 14, or December 13 set apart for fasting and prayer in Western churches



Origin and Etymology of ember day

Middle English, from Old English ymbrendæg, from ymbrene circuit, anniversary + dæg day


First Known Use: before 12th century


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