[len-tn] /ˈlɛn tn/

of, relating to, or suitable for Lent.
suggesting Lent, as in austerity, frugality, or rigorousness; meager.
(often capital) of or relating to Lent
(archaic or literary) spare, plain, or meagre: lenten fare
(archaic) cold, austere, or sombre: a lenten lover

late Old English, from Lent + -en (2). Elizabethan English had Lenten-faced “lean and dismal” (c.1600).


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