Quinquagesima

[ kwing-kwuh-jes-uh-muh, kwin- ]
/ ˌkwɪŋ kwəˈdʒɛs ə mə, ˌkwɪn- /

noun

the Sunday before Lent; Shrove Sunday.

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Origin of Quinquagesima

1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin, short for Latin quīnquāgēsima diēs fiftieth day

OTHER WORDS FROM Quinquagesima

Quin·qua·ges·i·mal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for quinquagesima

Quinquagesima
/ (ˌkwɪŋkwəˈdʒɛsɪmə) /

noun

the Sunday preceding Ash Wednesday, the beginning of LentAlso called: Quinquagesima Sunday

Word Origin for Quinquagesima

C14: via Medieval Latin from Latin quinquāgēsima diēs fiftieth day
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