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Septuagesima

[sep-choo-uh-jes-uh-muh, -too-, -tyoo-] /ˌsɛp tʃu əˈdʒɛs ə mə, -tu-, -tyu-/
noun
1.
the third Sunday before Lent.
Also called Septuagesima Sunday.
Origin
1350-1400
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/
noun
1.
the third Sunday before Lent
Word Origin
C14: from Church Latin septuāgēsima (dīes) the seventieth (day); compare Quinquagesima
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