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Ember day

Saltos de línea: Ember day
Pronunciación: /ˈɛmbə
 
/

Definición de Ember day en inglés:

sustantivo

Any of a number of days reserved for fasting and prayer in the Western Christian Church. Ember days traditionally comprise the Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday following St Lucy’s Day (13 December), the first Sunday in Lent, Pentecost (Whitsun), and Holy Cross Day (14 September), though other days are observed locally.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Meat can be eaten on Fridays, Ember days have been abolished.
  • Today is an Ember Day, and on Ember Days, we pray, among other things, that God would raise up priests to serve at the altar.
  • Since the revision of the Roman calendar in 1969, Ember Days are to be observed at the discretion of the National Conference of Bishops.

Origen

Old English ymbren, perhaps an alteration of ymbryne 'period', from ymb 'about' + ryne 'course', perhaps influenced in part by ecclesiastical Latin quatuor tempora 'four periods' (on which the equivalent German Quatember is based).

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Palabra del día apathetic
Pronunciación: apəˈθɛtɪk
adjective
showing or feeling no interest, enthusiasm, or concern