immediately preceding Lent
The three days immediately preceding Lent; Shrove Sunday, Shrove Monday, and Shrove Tuesday, preceding Ash Wednesday.
the days immediately preceding Ash Widnesday, especially the period between the evening before Quinguagesima Sunday and the morning of Ash Wednesday
Origin: [From shrive to take a confession (OE. imp. shrof, AS. scrf) + tide.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
confession-time, especially the days immediately before Lent, when, in Catholic times, the people confessed their sins to the parish priest and afterwards gave themselves up to sports, and dined on pancakes, Shrove Tuesday being Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, or the first day of Lent.
The numerical value of shrovetide in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of shrovetide in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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