Septuagesima

noun
Sep·​tu·​a·​ge·​si·​ma | \ ˌsep-tə-wə-ˈje-sə-mə How to pronounce Septuagesima (audio) , -ˈjā-zə- \

Definition of Septuagesima

: the third Sunday before Lent

First Known Use of Septuagesima

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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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“Septuagesima.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Septuagesima. Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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