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 included in the reckoning; -- called also {Shrove Sunday}. [1913 Webster]


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  • 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 …   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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