On Maundy Thursday we cast off the warps on shore, took our spare anchors on board, and waited for the tide.
It was named Maundy Thursday from the baskets (or maunds) which contained the gifts.
In England the giving of gifts on Maundy Thursday has taken the place of foot-washing.
On Maundy Thursday, to set forth the anointing, which is consecrated to the purification of the soul.
He distributes the sovereign's doles to the poor on Maundy Thursday.
Young dandelion greens are eaten on Maundy Thursday in order to remain well throughout the year.
Thursday before Easter, mid-15c., from Middle English maunde "the Last Supper," also "ceremony of washing the feet," from Old French mandé, from Latin mandatum "commandment" (see mandate); said to be so called in reference to the opening words of the church service for this day, Mandatum novum do vobis "A new commandment I give unto you" (John xiii:34), words supposedly spoken by Jesus to the Apostles after washing their feet at the Last Supper.