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Sexagesima

[sek-suh-jes-uh-muh, -jey-zuh-]
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noun
  1. the second Sunday before Lent.

Origin of Sexagesima

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin sexāgēsima (diēs) sixtieth (day), feminine of sexāgēsimus, ordinal corresponding to sexāgintā sixty
Also called Sexagesima Sunday.
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Examples from the Web for sexagesima

Historical Examples

  • Sexagesima (sek'sa-jes'i-ma), the second Sunday before Lent.

    Elson Grammar School Literature, Book Four.

    William H. Elson

  • The sermon was to be preached on Sexagesima Sunday, a prelude to the solemn season of Lent.

    The Syndic

    C.M. Kornbluth


British Dictionary definitions for sexagesima

Sexagesima

noun
  1. the second Sunday before Lent

Word Origin

C16: from Latin: sixtieth, from sexāgintā sixty
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