Definitions for shrovetideˈʃroʊvˌtaɪd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Shrovetide(noun)

    immediately preceding Lent

Wiktionary

  1. Shrovetide(Noun)

    The three days immediately preceding Lent; Shrove Sunday, Shrove Monday, and Shrove Tuesday, preceding Ash Wednesday.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shrovetide(noun)

    the days immediately preceding Ash Widnesday, especially the period between the evening before Quinguagesima Sunday and the morning of Ash Wednesday

  2. Origin: [From shrive to take a confession (OE. imp. shrof, AS. scrf) + tide.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Shrovetide

    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.

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