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Septuagesima

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noun Sep·tu·a·ge·si·ma \ˌsep-tə-wə-ˈje-sə-mə, -ˈjā-zə-\

Definition of Septuagesima

  1. :  the third Sunday before Lent



Origin of septuagesima

Middle English, from Late Latin, from Latin, feminine of septuagesimus seventieth, from septuaginta seventy; from its being approximately seventy days before Easter


First Known Use: 14th century


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