Quinquagesima

noun Quin·qua·ges·i·ma \ ˌkwinkwəˈjesəmə , -jāzəmə \

Definition of Quinquagesima

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

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Origin and Etymology of quinquagesima

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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