Definition of Quadragesima
1 or Quadragesima Sunday : the first Sunday in Lent
2 : the 40 days of Lent
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Origin and Etymology of quadragesima
Late Latin, Lent, first Sunday in Lent, from Latin, feminine of quadragesimus fortieth, from quadraginta forty, from quadra- (akin to Latin quattuor four) + -ginta (akin to Latin -ginti in viginti twenty)
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