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novena

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noun no·ve·na \nō-ˈvē-nə\

Definition of novena

  1. :  a Roman Catholic period of prayer lasting nine consecutive days



Origin of novena

Medieval Latin, from Latin, feminine of novenus nine each, from novem


First Known Use: 1853


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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of "novena"


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