Definition of Lenten in English:


Syllabification: Lent·en
Pronunciation: /ˈlent(ə)n


Of, in, or appropriate to Lent: Lenten food
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  • As at many other congregations, Lenten services were routinely preceded by a light supper.
  • This great Lenten hymn should be made a model for personal reassessment during Lent.
  • More than one million people will be reading this Lenten issue of The Word Among Us.


Old English lencten 'spring, Lent', of Germanic origin, related to long1 (perhaps with reference to the lengthening of the day in spring); now interpreted as being from Lent + -en2.

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