ember day

noun \ˈem-bər-\

Definition of ember day

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of ember day

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

First Known Use: before 12th century

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to cast off or become cast off

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