Shrove Sunday
Shrove Shrove, imp. of {Shrive}. [1913 Webster]

{Shrove Sunday}, Quinguagesima Sunday.

{Shrove Tuesday}, the Tuesday following Quinguagesima Sunday, and preceding the first day of Lent, or Ash Wednesday.

Note: It was formerly customary in England, on this day, for the people to confess their sins to their parish priests, after which they dined on pancakes, or fritters, and the occasion became one of merriment. The bell rung on this day is popularly called Pancake Bell, and the day itself Pancake Tuesday. --P. Cyc. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Shrove 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shrove Sunday — the Sunday before Ash Wednesday; Quinquagesima. [1425 75; late ME shrofsunday. See SHROVE, SUNDAY] * * * …   Universalium

  • Shrove Sunday — /ʃroʊv ˈsʌndeɪ/ (say shrohv sunday) noun the Sunday before Ash Wednesday …   Australian English dictionary

  • shrove sunday — noun Usage: usually capitalized both Ss Etymology: Middle English shrofsunday, from shrof , schrof (as in schroftyde Shrovetide) + sunday : the Sunday before Ash Wednesday : quinquagesima …   Useful english dictionary

  • Shrove Sunday — noun The Sunday preceding Lent …   Wiktionary

  • Shrove Sunday — noun see quinquagesima …   Useful english dictionary

  • Shrove — Shrove, imp. of {Shrive}. [1913 Webster] {Shrove Sunday}, Quinguagesima Sunday. {Shrove Tuesday}, the Tuesday following Quinguagesima Sunday, and preceding the first day of Lent, or Ash Wednesday. Note: It was formerly customary in England, on… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shrove Tuesday — Shrove Shrove, imp. of {Shrive}. [1913 Webster] {Shrove Sunday}, Quinguagesima Sunday. {Shrove Tuesday}, the Tuesday following Quinguagesima Sunday, and preceding the first day of Lent, or Ash Wednesday. Note: It was formerly customary in England …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shrove Monday — Shrove Monday, sometimes known as Collop Monday, Rose Monday, Merry Monday or Hall Monday, is the Monday before Ash Wednesday; March 7 in 2011. Part of the English traditional Shrovetide celebrations of the week before Lent, the Monday precedes… …   Wikipedia

  • Shrove Tuesday — Synonyms and related words: Advent, Allhallowmas, Allhallows, Allhallowtide, Annunciation, Annunciation Day, Ascension Day, Ash Wednesday, Candlemas, Candlemas Day, Carnival, Christmas, Corpus Christi, Easter, Easter Monday, Easter Saturday,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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