Laetare Sunday


Lae·​ta·​re Sunday lā-ˈtär-ē- How to pronounce Laetare Sunday (audio)
: the fourth Sunday in Lent

Word History


Latin laetare, singular imperative of laetari to rejoice

First Known Use

circa 1870, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Laetare Sunday was circa 1870

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“Laetare Sunday.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2023.

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