Quadragesima

noun

Quad·​ra·​ges·​i·​ma
ˌkwädrəˈjesəmə,
-jāzəmə sometimes ˌkwȯd-
plural -s
1
or Quadragesima Sunday : the first Sunday in Lent
2
: the 40 days of Lent

Word History

Etymology

Late Latin, Lent, first Sunday in Lent, from Latin, feminine of quadragesimus fortieth, from quadraginta forty, from quadra- (akin to Latin quattuor four) + -ginta (akin to Latin -ginti in viginti twenty)

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“Quadragesima.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Quadragesima. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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