Rorate Sunday

noun

Ro·​ra·​te Sunday
rȯˈrätē-
: the fourth Sunday in Advent

Word History

Etymology

rorate from Latin, 2d person plural imperative of rorare to drip moisture, from ror-, ros dew; from the occurrence of rorate as the first word in the Latin form of the introit for the day in some Christian churches

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“Rorate Sunday.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Rorate%20Sunday. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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