[ sek-suh-jes-uh-muh, -jey-zuh- ]
/ ˌsɛk səˈdʒɛs ə mə, -ˈdʒeɪ zə- /
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the second Sunday before Lent.
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Also called Sexagesima Sunday.
Origin of Sexagesima
1350–1400; Middle English <Latin sexāgēsima (diēs) sixtieth (day), feminine of sexāgēsimus, ordinal corresponding to sexāgintā sixty
Words nearby Sexagesima
sew up, sex, sex act, sexagenarian, sexagenary, Sexagesima, sexagesimal, sexaholic, sex-and-shopping, sexangular, sex appeal
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How to use Sexagesima in a sentence
Sexagesima (sek'sa-jes'i-ma), the second Sunday before Lent.Elson Grammar School Literature, Book Four.|William H. Elson
The sermon was to be preached on Sexagesima Sunday, a prelude to the solemn season of Lent.The Syndic|C.M. Kornbluth
British Dictionary definitions for Sexagesima
/ (ˌsɛksəˈdʒɛsɪmə) /
the second Sunday before Lent
Word Origin for Sexagesima
C16: from Latin: sixtieth, from sexāgintā sixty
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