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Meaning of ASH WEDNESDAY

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the 7th Wednesday before Easter; the first day of Lent; the day following Mardi Gras (`fat Tuesday'); a day of fasting and repentance
 
 See Also: Christian holy day, Lent, Lententide

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ash` Wednes"day\ ([a^]sh` w[e^]nz"d[asl]).
The first day of Lent; -- so called from a custom in the
Roman Catholic church of putting ashes, on that day, upon the
foreheads of penitents.

 
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