Lenten

or lent·en

[ len-tn ]
/ ˈlɛn tn /

adjective

of, relating to, or suitable for Lent.
suggesting Lent, as in austerity, frugality, or rigorousness; meager.

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Origin of Lenten

First recorded before 900; Middle English lente(n) “spring, springtime, Lent,” noun use of Old English noun and adjective lengten, læncgten, lencten “spring, springtime, Lent; of springtime, Lenten”; later taken as an adjective ending in -en; see origin at Lent, -en2
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British Dictionary definitions for Lenten

lenten
/ (ˈlɛntən) /

adjective

(often capital) of or relating to Lent
archaic, or literary spare, plain, or meagrelenten fare
archaic cold, austere, or sombrea lenten lover
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