Quadragesima Sunday

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the first Sunday in Lent, about forty days before Easter.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Also known as Quadragesima Sunday, which means 40th in Latin, the first Sunday of Lent signifies that there are exactly 40 days from today until Good Friday, which will be observed on April 19 this year.
"Down to the 7th century, Lent began with Quadragesima Sunday [the Sunday after Ash Wednesday], as it still does in the Ambrosian rite.