septuagesima sun day

Septuagesima

[sep-choo-uh-jes-uh-muh, -too-, -tyoo-]
noun
the third Sunday before Lent.
Also called Septuagesima Sunday.


Origin:
1350–1400; < Late Latin septuāgēsima (diēs) the seventieth (day), feminine of septuāgēsimus, ordinal corresponding to septuāgintā seventy; replacing Middle English septuages(i)me < Old French < Late Latin, as above

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Septuagesima (ˌsɛptjʊəˈdʒɛsɪmə)
 
n
the third Sunday before Lent
 
[C14: from Church Latin septuāgēsima (dīes) the seventieth (day); compare Quinquagesima]

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