ember day

\ ˈem-bər- How to pronounce ember day (audio) \

Definition of ember day

: a Wednesday, Friday, or Saturday following the first Sunday in Lent, Whitsunday, September 14, or December 13 set apart for fasting and prayer in Western churches

First Known Use of ember day

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ember day

Middle English, from Old English ymbrendæg, from ymbrene circuit, anniversary + dæg day

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“Ember day.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ember%20day. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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