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Meaning of QUADRAGESIMA

Pronunciation:  `kwâdru'jesumu

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the first Sunday in Lent
 

QUADRAGESIMA is a 12 letter word that starts with Q.

 

 Synonyms: Quadrigesima Sunday
 
 See Also: Christian holy day

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Quad`ra*ges"i*ma\, n. [L., fr. quadragesimus the
fortieth, fr. quadraginta forty; akin to quattuor four. See
{Four}.] (Eccl.)
The forty days of fast preceding Easter; Lent.

{Quadragesima Sunday}, the first Sunday in Lent, about forty
   days before Easter.

 

 

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