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Quadragesima

[kwod-ruh-jes-uh-muh] /ˌkwɒd rəˈdʒɛs ə mə/
noun
1.
the first Sunday in Lent.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin quadrāgēsima, short for Latin quadrāgēsima diēs fortieth day
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Quadragesima

/ˌkwɒdrəˈdʒɛsɪmə/
noun
1.
Also called Quadragesima Sunday. the first Sunday in Lent
2.
(obsolete) the forty days of Lent
Word Origin
C16: from Medieval Latin quadrāgēsima dies the fortieth day
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