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Septuagesima

[ sep-choo-uh-jes-uh-muh, -too-, -tyoo- ]
/ ˌsɛp tʃu əˈdʒɛs ə mə, -tu-, -tyu- /
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noun

the third Sunday before Lent.

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Also called Septuagesima Sunday.

Origin of Septuagesima

1350–1400; <Late Latin septuāgēsima (diēs) the seventieth (day), feminine of septuāgēsimus, ordinal corresponding to septuāgintā seventy; replacing Middle English septuages(i)me<Old French <Late Latin, as above
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British Dictionary definitions for Septuagesima

Septuagesima
/ (ˌsɛptjʊəˈdʒɛsɪmə) /

noun

the third Sunday before Lent

Word Origin for Septuagesima

C14: from Church Latin septuāgēsima (dīes) the seventieth (day); compare Quinquagesima
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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