Shrovetide

noun
Shrove·​tide | \ ˈshrōv-ˌtīd How to pronounce Shrovetide (audio) , especially Southern ˈsrōv- \

Definition of Shrovetide

: the period usually of three days immediately preceding Ash Wednesday

First Known Use of Shrovetide

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Shrovetide

Middle English schroftide, from schrof- (from shriven to shrive) + tide

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“Shrovetide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Shrovetide. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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