Septuagesima

noun Sep·tu·a·ge·si·ma \ ˌsep-tə-wə-ˈje-sə-mə , -ˈjā-zə- \

Definition of Septuagesima

: the third Sunday before Lent

Origin and Etymology of septuagesima

Middle English, from Late Latin, from Latin, feminine of septuagesimus seventieth, from septuaginta seventy; from its being approximately seventy days before Easter


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