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triduum

[ trij-oo-uhm, trid-yoo- ]

noun

, Roman Catholic Church.
  1. a series of special religious observances over a three-day period, in preparation for a great feast.


triduum

/ ˈtrɪdjʊəm; ˈtraɪ- /

noun

  1. RC Church a period of three days for prayer before a feast


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Word History and Origins

Origin of triduum1

1880–85; < Latin trīduum period of three days, equivalent to trī- tri- + -duum < *diwom, akin to diēs day (long i perhaps after postrīdiē on the following day)

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Word History and Origins

Origin of triduum1

C19: Latin, perhaps from triduum spatium a space of three days

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Example Sentences

Without a procession, however, the Triduum of the great Pope of the Crusades was a great success in 1882.

Ipsum autem triduum, non totum & plenum fuisse Scriptura Testis est.

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