Ash Wednesday


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Ash Wednesday

n.
The seventh Wednesday before Easter and the first day of Lent, on which many Christians receive a mark of ashes on the forehead as a token of penitence and mortality.

Ash Wednesday

n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) the first day of Lent, named from the practice of Christians of placing ashes on their heads as a sign of penitence

Ash′ Wednes′day


n.
the first day of Lent.
[1250–1300]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Ash Wednesday - the 7th Wednesday before EasterAsh Wednesday - the 7th Wednesday before Easter; the first day of Lent; the day following Mardi Gras (`Fat Tuesday'); a day of fasting and repentance
Christian holy day - a religious holiday for Christians
Lent, Lententide - a period of 40 weekdays from Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday
Translations
أَرْبَعَاءُ الرَّمَادإربَعاء الرَّماد
Popeleční středa
askeonsdag
laskiaisviikon keskiviikko
Pepelnica
hamvazószerda
灰の水曜日
재의 수요일
Pelenų diena
Pelnu diena
Popolcová streda
askonsdag
วันทางศาสนาคริสต์
Büyük perhizin ilk ÇarşambasıBüyük Perhiz'in ilk günü olan Çarşamba
Thứ Tư Lễ Tro

Ash Wednesday

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Ash Wednesday

(ˌaʃ ˈwenzdi) noun
the first day of Lent.

Ash Wednesday

أَرْبَعَاءُ الرَّمَاد Popeleční středa askeonsdag Aschermittwoch Πρώτη Τετάρτη της Σαρακοστής miércoles de Ceniza laskiaisviikon keskiviikko mercredi des cendres Pepelnica Mercoledì delle Ceneri 灰の水曜日 재의 수요일 Aswoensdag askeonsdag Środa Popielcowa Quarta-feira de Cinzas Пепельная среда askonsdag วันทางศาสนาคริสต์ Büyük perhizin ilk Çarşambası Thứ Tư Lễ Tro 复活节前第七个星期三
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When Levin had changed his first hundred-rouble note to pay for liveries for his footmen and hall-porter he could not help reflecting that these liveries were of no use to anyone--but they were indubitably necessary, to judge by the amazement of the princess and Kitty when he suggested that they might do without liveries,--that these liveries would cost the wages of two laborers for the summer, that is, would pay for about three hundred working days from Easter to Ash Wednesday, and each a day of hard work from early morning to late evening--and that hundred-rouble note did stick in his throat.
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