Middle English, from Late Latin, from Latin, feminine of septuagesimus seventieth, from septuaginta seventy; from its being approximately seventy days before Easter
before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above
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“Septuagesima.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Septuagesima. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.
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