Shrovetide
Shrovetide Shrove"tide`, n. [From shrive to take a confession (OE. imp. shrof, AS. scr[=a]f) + tide.] The days immediately preceding Ash Widnesday, especially the period between the evening before Quinguagesima Sunday and the morning of Ash Wednesday. [1913 Webster]

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  • Shrovetide — • Some history behind Carnival Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Shrovetide     Shrovetide     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Shrovetide — [shrōv′tīd΄] n. [ME schroffetide < shriven, to SHRIVE + TIDE1] former name for the time, esp. the Tuesday (Shrove Tuesday: cf. MARDI GRAS), just before Ash Wednesday: so called from the custom of preparing for Lent by sacramental confession… …   English World dictionary

  • Shrovetide —    In the Christian calendar, the three days before Lent were known as Shrovetide, taking their name from shrive or confess. Lent being the longest and strictest fast, however, has given to Shrovetide the character of being the last chance for… …   A Dictionary of English folklore

  • Shrovetide — noun Etymology: Middle English schroftide, from schrof (from shriven to shrive) + tide Date: 15th century the period usually of three days immediately preceding Ash Wednesday …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Shrovetide — /shrohv tuyd /, n. the three days before Ash Wednesday, once a time of confession and absolution. [1375 1425; late ME shroftyde. See SHROVE, TIDE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • Shrovetide — noun The three days immediately preceding Lent; Shrove Sunday, Shrove Monday, and Shrove Tuesday, preceding Ash Wednesday …   Wiktionary

  • SHROVETIDE —    confession time, especially the days immediately before Lent, when, in Catholic times, the people confessed their sins to the parish priest and afterwards gave themselves up to sports, and dined on pancakes, Shrove Tuesday being Tuesday before …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Shrovetide — n. period of time immediately preceding Lent …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Shrovetide — noun Shrove Tuesday and the two days preceding it, when it was formerly customary to attend confession …   English new terms dictionary

  • Shrovetide — Shrove•tide [[t]ˈʃroʊvˌtaɪd[/t]] n. rel the three days before Ash Wednesday …   From formal English to slang

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