quadragesima sunday


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Quadragesima \Quad`ra*ges"i*ma\, n. [L., fr. quadragesimus the
   fortieth, fr. quadraginta forty; akin to quattuor four. See
   Four.] (Eccl.)
   The forty days of fast preceding Easter; Lent.
   [1913 Webster]

   Quadragesima Sunday, the first Sunday in Lent, about forty
      days before Easter.
      [1913 Webster]
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