Quadragesima

noun
Quad·​ra·​ges·​i·​ma | \ˌkwädrəˈjesəmə, -jāzəmə sometimes ˌkwȯd-\
plural -s

Definition of Quadragesima 

1 or Quadragesima Sunday : the first Sunday in Lent

2 : the 40 days of Lent

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History and Etymology for Quadragesima

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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