[sek-suh-jes-uh-muh, -jey-zuh-]


the second Sunday before Lent.

Origin of Sexagesima

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin sexāgēsima (diēs) sixtieth (day), feminine of sexāgēsimus, ordinal corresponding to sexāgintā sixty
Also called Sexagesima Sunday. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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the second Sunday before Lent

Word Origin for Sexagesima

C16: from Latin: sixtieth, from sexāgintā sixty
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