or lent·en

[ len-tn ]
/ ˈlɛn tn /


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

Origin of Lenten

Middle English, orig. attributive use of lenten Lent, later taken as adj. ending in -en2
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British Dictionary definitions for lenten

/ (ˈlɛntən) /


(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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