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Meaning of QUINQUAGESIMA

Pronunciation:  `kwingkwu'jesumu

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the Sunday before Ash Wednesday (the beginning of Lent)
 

QUINQUAGESIMA is a 13 letter word that starts with Q.

 

 Synonyms: Quinquagesima Sunday
 
 See Also: Christian holy day

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Quin`qua*ges"i*ma\, a. [L., fr. quinquagesimus
the fiftieth, akin to quinquaginta fifty, quinque five. See
{Five}.]
Fiftieth.

{Quinquagesima Sunday}, the Sunday which is the fiftieth day
   before Easter, both days being included in the reckoning;
   -- called also {Shrove Sunday}.

 

 

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