lent

Definition of lent

 (Entry 1 of 2)

past tense and past participle of lend

Lent

noun
\ ˈlent How to pronounce Lent (audio) \

Definition of Lent (Entry 2 of 2)

: the 40 weekdays from Ash Wednesday to Easter observed by the Roman Catholic, Eastern, and some Protestant churches as a period of penitence and fasting

First Known Use of lent

Noun

13th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lent

Noun

Middle English lente springtime, Lent, from Old English lencten; akin to Old High German lenzin spring

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“Lent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lent. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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