Quadragesima Sunday
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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  • Quadragesima Sunday — is the Sunday occurring after Ash Wednesday. In Roman Catholic tradition, it is the first Sunday during the holy season of Lent. Like on other Sundays of Lent, it is customary to dispense from the fast on Quadragesima, as Sundays are not counted… …   Wikipedia

  • quadragesima sunday — noun see quadragesima 1 * * * Quadragesima Sunday, the first Sunday in Lent …   Useful english dictionary

  • quadragesima sunday — first Sunday in Lent (Christianity) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Quadragesima — [kwä΄drə jā′zi mə, kwä΄drəjes′imə] n. [LL(Ec) < fem. of L quadragesimus, fortieth < quadraginta, forty < base of quattuor,FOUR] old name for former 1. Obs. the forty days of Lent 2. the first Sunday in Lent: also Quadragesima Sunday …   English World dictionary

  • Quadragesima — may refer to:* Lent, the Christian period of fasting, prayer and alsmgiving * Quadragesima Sunday …   Wikipedia

  • Quadragesima — noun Lent See Also: quadragesimal, Quadragesima Sunday …   Wiktionary

  • Quadragesima — • Denotes a season of preparation by fasting and prayer, to imitate the example of Christ Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Quadragesima     Quadragesima      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Quadragesima — /kwod reuh jes euh meuh/, n. the first Sunday in Lent. [1350 1400; ME < ML quadragesima, short for L quadragesima dies fortieth day] * * * …   Universalium

  • Quadragesima — Quad|ra|ges|i|ma the first Sunday in ↑Lent The name comes from the Latin word quadraginta, meaning 40, since Quadragesima is about 40 days before Easter …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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