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Sexagesima

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

noun

  1. the second Sunday before Lent.


Sexagesima

/ ˌsɛksəˈdʒɛsɪmə /

noun

  1. the second Sunday before Lent


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Sexagesima1

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin sexāgēsima ( diēs ) sixtieth (day), feminine of sexāgēsimus, ordinal corresponding to sexāgintā sixty
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Word History and Origins

Origin of Sexagesima1

C16: from Latin: sixtieth, from sexāgintā sixty
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Example Sentences

Sexagesima (sek'sa-jes'i-ma), the second Sunday before Lent.

The sermon was to be preached on Sexagesima Sunday, a prelude to the solemn season of Lent.

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