Quinquagesima

noun

Quin·​qua·​ges·​i·​ma
ˌkwinkwəˈjesəmə,
-jāzəmə
plural -s
1
obsolete : the period extending from the Sunday before Lent to Easter Sunday or the first week of this period
2
: the Sunday before Lent or the seventh before Easter in the church year observed by various branches of the Christian Church

called also Quinquagesima Sunday, Shrove Sunday

Word History

Etymology

Medieval Latin, from Latin, fiftieth, from quinquaginta fifty, from quinqua- (akin to Latin quinque five) + -ginta (akin to Latin -ginti in viginti twenty)

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“Quinquagesima.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Quinquagesima. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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Quinquagesima

noun
Quin·​qua·​ge·​si·​ma
ˌkwiŋ-kə-ˈjes-ə-mə,
-ˈjā-zə-
: the Sunday before Lent
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