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View synonyms for Quadragesimal

Quadragesimal

[ kwod-ruh-jes-uh-muhl ]

adjective

  1. of, relating to, or suitable for Lent; Lenten.
  2. (sometimes lowercase) lasting 40 days, as the fast of Lent.


Quadragesimal

/ ˌkwɒdrəˈdʒɛsɪməl /

adjective

  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of Lent or the season of Lent


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Quadragesimal1

First recorded in 1620–30; Quadragesim(a) + -al 1
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Example Sentences

And when ten days of the quadragesimal fast were yet remaining, there came one to summon him to the king.

In Illyria, Achaia and Alexandria the quadragesimal fast lasted six weeks.

The common stinging-nettle (Sama) is, by boiling, also prepared into an indifferent food during the quadragesimal low diet.

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