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novena

[ noh-vee-nuh, nuh- ]
/ noʊˈvi nə, nə- /
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noun, plural no·ve·nae [noh-vee-nee, nuh-], /noʊˈvi ni, nə-/, no·ve·nas.Roman Catholic Church.

a devotion consisting of nine separate days of prayers or services.

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Origin of novena

1850–55; <Medieval Latin novēna, noun use of feminine singular of Latin novēnus nine each
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British Dictionary definitions for novena

novena
/ (nəʊˈviːnə) /

noun plural -nas or -nae (-niː)

RC Church a devotion consisting of prayers or services on nine consecutive days

Word Origin for novena

C19: from Medieval Latin, from Latin novem nine
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