Septuagesima


Sep·tu·a·ge·si·ma

noun \ˌsep-tə-wə-ˈje-sə-mə, -ˈjā-zə-\

Definition of SEPTUAGESIMA

:  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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