Lent

[n] - a period of 40 weekdays from Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday
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Lent

In the Christian church, the 40-day period of fasting that precedes Easter, beginning on Ash Wednesday (the d...
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Lent

A period of spiritual preparation for Easter. It starts 40 days before Easter Sunday.
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Lent

Lent (lĕnt), imperfect & past participle of Lend .
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Lent

Lent noun [ Middle English lente , lenten , leynte , Anglo-Saxon lengten , lencten , spring, lent, akin to Dutch lente , Old High German lenzin , langiz , German lenz , and perhaps from Anglo-Saxon lang long, English long
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Lent

Lent adjective [ Latin lentus ; akin to lenis soft, mild: confer French lent . See Lenient .] 1. Slow; mild; gentle; as, lenter heats. [ Obsolete] B. Jonson. 2. (Mus.) See Lento .
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Lent

Lententide noun a period of 40 weekdays from Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday
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Lent

• imp. & p. p. of Lend. • (n.) A fast of forty days, beginning with Ash Wednesday and continuing till Easter, observed by some Christian churches as commemorative of the fast of our Savior. • (imp. & p. p.) of Lend • (a.) See Lento. • (a.) Slow; mild; gentle; as, lenter heats.
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Lent

in the Christian church, a period of penitential preparation for Easter. In Western churches it begins on Ash Wednesday, 612 weeks before Easter, ... [8 related articles]
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Lent

Lent (Latin: Quadragesima - English: Fortieth) is a solemn religious observance in the liturgical calendar of many Christian denominations that begins on Ash Wednesday and covers a period of approximately six weeks before Easter Day. The traditional purpose of Lent is the preparation of the believer through prayer, penance, repentance of sins, alm...
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Lent

Lent [Old Eng. lencten,=spring], Latin Quadragesima (meaning 40; thus the 40 days of Lent). In Christianity, Lent is a time of penance, prayer, preparation for or recollection of baptism, and preparation for the celebration of Easter. Observance of Lent is as old as the 4th cent. In Eastern churches...
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Lent

Lent was the Anglo-Saxon name for the month of March. The Saxon spring festival of the goddess Easter, which generally fell in March, was adopted by the Christian church and a period of thirty-six days of fasting entitled lent was adopted in the 4th century, and in 487 Felix III added four days to the fast to represent the biblical account of Jesus...
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Lent

In the Christian church, the 40-day period of fasting that precedes Easter, beginning on Ash Wednesday (the day after Shrove Tuesday), but omitting Sundays
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Lent

[disambiguation] Lent, in Western Christianity, the period before the Christian holy day of Easter. Lent may also refer to: ==People with the surname== == See also== ...
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Lent

The 40 days, from Ash Wednesday to Holy Week. Represents the40 days that Jesus spent in the wilderness.
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Lent

A religious holiday, beginning with Ash Wednesday, the day after Mari Gras and continues for 40 days, would have Cajuns doing penance and not eating meat on Fridays. Instead they ate seafood. As another penance there was not any dancing during the Lenten season.
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Lent

The seven weeks prior to Easter. The period of 40 days (not counting Sundays) from Ash Wednesday unt
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Lent

A 40 day period of fasting that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Easter. The purpose of fasting is to encourage spiritual discipline and devotional reflection. These 40 days usually don't include Sundays. Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican, and some Protestant churches celebrate this practice. For Orthodox Christians, Lent begins on Clean Monday...
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