- the Sunday before Ash Wednesday (the beginning of Lent)Found on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=Quinquagesima
In the Christian church calendar, the Sunday before Lent and 50 days before Easter. ...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20688
[ Latin , from quinquagesimus
the fiftieth, akin to quinquaginta
five. See Five
.] Fiftieth. Quinquagesima Sunday
, the Sunday which is the fiftieth day before Easter, both days being included in the reckoning; -- cal...
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Quinquagesima Sunday noun the Sunday before Ash Wednesday (the beginning of Lent)
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• (a.) Fiftieth.
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Quinquagesima In the Christian liturgical calendar, the Sunday before Lent, seven weeks or the fiftieth day before Easter.
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Quinquagesima is the name used in the Western Church for the Sunday before Ash Wednesday. It is also called Quinquagesima Sunday, Quinquagesimae, Estomihi, or Shrove Sunday. == Etymology == The name Quinquagesima originates from Latin quinquagesimus (fiftieth). This is in reference to the fifty days before Easter Day using inclusive counting which...
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