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Sexagesima

[ sek-suh-jes-uh-muh, -jey-zuh- ]
/ ˌsɛk səˈdʒɛs ə mə, -ˈdʒeɪ zə- /
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noun

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
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Sexagesima
/ (ˌsɛksəˈdʒɛsɪmə) /

noun

the second Sunday before Lent

Word Origin for Sexagesima

C16: from Latin: sixtieth, from sexāgintā sixty
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