Quinquagesima [kwing-kwuh-jes-uh-muh, kwin-] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. the Sunday before Lent; Shrove Sunday.

Origin of Quinquagesima 1350–1400; Middle English Medieval Latin, short for Latin quīnquāgēsima diēs fiftieth dayRelated formsQuin·qua·ges·i·mal, adjective Examples from the Web for quinquagesima Historical Examples of quinquagesima

  • A calf bought for the convent for Quinquagesima Sunday (Shrovetide), 9d.

    English Monastic Life

    Abbot Gasquet

  • Quinquagesima Sunday, the Sunday before the beginning of Lent.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

    Edited by Rev. James Wood

  • Quinquagesima, kwin-kwa-jes′i-ma, n. a period of fifty days.

    Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 3 of 4: N-R)


  • British Dictionary definitions for quinquagesima Quinquagesima noun

    1. the Sunday preceding Ash Wednesday, the beginning of LentAlso called: Quinquagesima Sunday

    Word Origin for Quinquagesima C14: via Medieval Latin from Latin quinquāgēsima diēs fiftieth day

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