Septuagesima

noun

Sep·​tu·​a·​ge·​si·​ma ˌsep-tə-wə-ˈje-sə-mə How to pronounce Septuagesima (audio)
-ˈjā-zə-
: the third Sunday before Lent

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Septuagesima was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Septuagesima.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Septuagesima. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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Septuagesima

noun
Sep·​tu·​a·​ges·​i·​ma
ˌsep-tə-wə-ˈjes-ə-mə,
-ˈjā-zə-
: the third Sunday before Lent
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