Quinquagesima

noun
Quin·​qua·​ges·​i·​ma | \ ˌkwinkwəˈjesəmə, -jāzəmə \
plural -s

Definition of Quinquagesima

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

History and Etymology for 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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“Quinquagesima.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Quinquagesima. Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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