Definition of Quinquagesima in English:

Quinquagesima

Syllabification: Quin·qua·ges·i·ma
Pronunciation: /ˌkwiNGkwəˈjesəmə
 
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(also Quinquagesima Sunday)

noun

  • The Sunday before the beginning of Lent.

Origin

medieval Latin, feminine of Latin quinquagesimus 'fiftieth', on the pattern of Quadragesima (because it is fifty days before Easter).

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