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Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday  

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The first day of Lent in the Western Christian Church, marked by services of penitence, and so named from the custom of marking the foreheads of penitents with ashes on that day.
Quadragesima

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006

the forty days of Lent. The name comes from ecclesiastical Latin, ultimately from Latin quadraginta ‘forty’.

Quadragesima Sunday the first Sunday in Lent....

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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2010
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[Latin, ‘fortieth’] Term for the forty days of *Lent, beginning with *Ash Wednesday but not reckoned to include the

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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2003
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(Lat., ‘fortieth [day]’).

Another name for the forty days of Lent, or for the first Sunday in Lent, six

Quinquagesima

Quinquagesima  

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In modern usage, the Sunday before Ash Wednesday. The name was dropped in the RC Church in 1969 and later in some modern Anglican liturgies.

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