[ kwod-ruh-jes-uh-muh ]
/ ˌkwɒd rəˈdʒɛs ə mə /
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the first Sunday in Lent.
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Origin of Quadragesima
1350–1400; Middle English <Medieval Latin quadrāgēsima, short for Latin quadrāgēsima diēs fortieth day
Words nearby Quadragesima
quadplay, quadplex, quadr-, quadra, quadragenarian, Quadragesima, Quadragesimal, quadrangle, quadrangular, quadrans, quadrant
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How to use Quadragesima in a sentence
The diet is to be the same as in Quadragesima; clerks not observing these rogations are to be punished by the bishop.
This status continued through Lent, and hence the incepting bachelor was described as stans in quadragesima.Cambridge|Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker
Vespa'sian was by no means of an illustrious family, his father being only a collector of the tax called quadragesima.Pinnock's Improved Edition of Dr. Goldsmith's History of Rome|Oliver Goldsmith
British Dictionary definitions for Quadragesima
/ (ˌkwɒdrəˈdʒɛsɪmə) /
Also called: Quadragesima Sunday the first Sunday in Lent
obsolete the forty days of Lent
Word Origin for Quadragesima
C16: from Medieval Latin quadrāgēsima dies the fortieth day
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