Definition of Quadragesima in English:

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Quadragesima

Pronunciation: /ˌkwɒdrəˈdʒɛsɪmə/
(also Quadragesima Sunday)

noun

The first Sunday in Lent.
Example sentences
  • At one time only operas with religious themes could be staged during Quadragesima.

Origin

From ecclesiastical Latin, feminine of Latin quadragesimus 'fortieth', from quadraginta 'forty' (Lent lasting forty days).

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