[kwod-ruh-jes-uh-muh] /ˌkwɒd rəˈdʒɛs ə mə/

the first Sunday in Lent.
Also called Quadragesima Sunday. the first Sunday in Lent
(obsolete) the forty days of Lent

c.1600, from Medieval Latin quadragesima (dies) “the fortieth (day),” altered diminutive of Latin quadrigesimus “fortieth,” from quadriginta “forty,” related to quattuor “four” (see four). Related: Quadragesimal.


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