[ kwod-ruh-jes-uh-muh ]
/ ˌkwɒd rəˈdʒɛs ə mə /
the first Sunday in Lent.
Origin of Quadragesima
1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin quadrāgēsima, short for Latin quadrāgēsima diēs fortieth day
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Examples from the Web for quadragesima
This status continued through Lent, and hence the incepting bachelor was described as stans in quadragesima.Cambridge|Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker
The diet is to be the same as in Quadragesima; clerks not observing these rogations are to be punished by the bishop.
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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