Quinquagesima Sunday
Quinquagesima Quin`qua*ges"i*ma, a. [L., fr. quinquagesimus the fiftieth, akin to quinquaginta fifty, quinque five. See {Five}.] Fiftieth. [1913 Webster]

{Quinquagesima Sunday}, the Sunday which is the fiftieth day before Easter, both days being included in the reckoning; -- called also {Shrove Sunday}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Quinquagesima Sunday — noun the Sunday before Ash Wednesday (the beginning of Lent) • Syn: ↑Quinquagesima • Hypernyms: ↑Christian holy day * * * noun see quinquagesima * * * Quin|qua|ges|i|ma «KWIHN kwuh JEHS uh muh», noun, or Quinquagesima Sunday …   Useful english dictionary

  • QUINQUAGESIMA SUNDAY —    the Sunday before the beginning of Lent …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Quinquagesima — is the name for the Sunday before Ash Wednesday. It was also called Quinquagesima Sunday, Shrove Sunday or Esto Mihi. The name originates from Latin quinquagesimus (fiftieth), referring to the fifty days before Easter Sunday using inclusive… …   Wikipedia

  • Sunday — is the day of the week between Saturday and Monday. In the Jewish law it is the first day of the Hebrew calendar week. In many Christian traditions it is the Christian Sabbath, which replaced the Jewish Shabbat.… …   Wikipedia

  • Quinquagesima — [kwin΄kwə jā′zi mə, kwin΄kwəjes′imə; kwiŋ΄kwə jā′zi mə, kwiŋ΄kwə ə] n. [LL quinquagesima (dies), fiftieth (day), i.e., before Easter, fem. of L quinquagesimus, fiftieth: cf. QUINQUAGENARIAN] former term for the Sunday before Lent: also… …   English World dictionary

  • Quinquagesima — Quin qua*ges i*ma, a. [L., fr. quinquagesimus the fiftieth, akin to quinquaginta fifty, quinque five. See {Five}.] Fiftieth. [1913 Webster] {Quinquagesima Sunday}, the Sunday which is the fiftieth day before Easter, both days being included in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Quinquagesima — /kwɪŋkwəˈdʒɛsəmə/ (say kwingkwuh jesuhmuh) noun the Sunday before Lent (more fully, Quinquagesima Sunday), being the fiftieth day before Easter (reckoning inclusively); Shrove Sunday. {Middle English, from Medieval Latin, shortened form of Latin… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Quinquagesima — n. (in full Quinquagesima Sunday) the Sunday before the beginning of Lent. Etymology: med.L, fem. of L quinquagesimus fiftieth f. quinquaginta fifty, after QUADRAGESIMA …   Useful english dictionary

  • Quinquagesima — • The period of fifty days before Easter Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Quinquagesima     Quinquagesima     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Quinquagesima — Quinquagesimal, adj. /kwing kweuh jes euh meuh, kwin /, n. the Sunday before Lent; Shrove Sunday. [1350 1400; ME < ML, short for L quinquagesima dies fiftieth day] * * * …   Universalium

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