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ˌsɛp tʃu əˈdʒɛs ə mə, -tu-, -tyu-sep·tu·a·ges·i·ma

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Septuagesima, Septuagesima Sundaynoun

    the 3rd Sunday before Lent (or the 9th before Easter)


  1. Septuagesimanoun

    A Sunday in the Christian calendar nine weeks before Easter Sunday.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Septuagesimanoun

    the third Sunday before Lent; -- so called because it is about seventy days before Easter

    Etymology: [NL., fr. L. septuagesimus the seventieth, fr. septuaginta seventy.]


  1. Septuagesima

    Septuagesima is the name for the ninth Sunday before Easter, the third before Ash Wednesday. The term is sometimes applied also to the period that begins on this day and ends on Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday, when Lent begins. This period is also known as the pre-Lenten season or Shrovetide. The other two Sundays in this period of the liturgical year are called Sexagesima and Quinquagesima, the latter sometimes also called Shrove Sunday. The earliest date on which Septuagesima Sunday can occur is January 18 and the latest is February 22.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Septuagesima

    sep-tū-a-jes′i-ma, n. the third Sunday before Lent—the seventieth day before Easter (the common but dubious explanation).—adj. Septuages′imal, consisting of seventy: counted by seventies. [L. septuagesimusseptem, seven. The name, like Quinquagesima and Sexagesima, was most probably adopted on a false analogy with Quadragesima, the Latin name of Lent.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of septuagesima in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of septuagesima in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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