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Quinquagesima

[kwing-kwuh-jes-uh-muh, kwin-] /ˌkwɪŋ kwəˈdʒɛs ə mə, ˌkwɪn-/
noun
1.
the Sunday before Lent; Shrove Sunday.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin, short for Latin quīnquāgēsima diēs fiftieth day
Related forms
Quinquagesimal, adjective
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Quinquagesima

/ˌkwɪŋkwəˈdʒɛsɪmə/
noun
1.
the Sunday preceding Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent Also called Quinquagesima Sunday
Word Origin
C14: via Medieval Latin from Latin quinquāgēsima diēs fiftieth day
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