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triduum

[trij-oo-uh m, trid-yoo-] /ˈtrɪdʒ u əm, ˈtrɪd yu-/
noun, Roman Catholic Church
1.
a series of special religious observances over a three-day period, in preparation for a great feast.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; < Latin trīduum period of three days, equivalent to trī- tri- + -duum < *diwom, akin to diēs day (long i perhaps after postrīdiē on the following day)
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triduum

/ˈtrɪdjʊəm; ˈtraɪ-/
noun
1.
(RC Church) a period of three days for prayer before a feast
Word Origin
C19: Latin, perhaps from triduum spatium a space of three days
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