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Meaning of MAUNDY THURSDAY

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the Thursday before Easter; commemorates the Last Supper
 
 Synonyms: Holy Thursday
 
 See Also: Christian holy day

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Maun"dy Thurs"day\ [OE. maunde a command, OF.
mand['e], L. mandatum, from mandare to command. See called
from the ancient custom of washing the feet of the poor on
this day, which was taken to be the fulfillment of the ``new
commandment,'' --John xiii. 5, 34.] (Eccl.)
The Thursday in Passion week, or next before Good Friday.

 

 

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