Septuagesima

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

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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Example sentences from the Web for Septuagesima

  • Renard assured her that the prince should be in her arms before Septuagesima, and all her trials would be over.

    The Reign of Mary Tudor|W. Llewelyn Williams.
  • The same consideration applies to the tracts, the use of which he extended in Septuagesima.

  • Septuagesima Sunday, when the first chapter of Genesis is read.

    The Gospel of St. John|Frederick Denison Maurice

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
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