Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The second Sunday before Lent.

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  • n. In the Christian calendar the Sunday two weeks before Lent, eight before Easter Sunday.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The second Sunday before Lent; -- so called as being about the sixtieth day before Easter.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The second Sunday before Lent. See Septuagesima.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Late Latin sexāgēsima (diēs), sixtieth (day), from feminine of Latin sexāgēsimus, sixtieth, from sexāgintā, sixty; see sexagenary.

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from Latin sexagesima dies, from the feminine of sexagesimus '60th' + dies 'day'

Examples

  • (Most of Genesis 5, 31 – 8, 21, the second Prophecy of the Roman Rite, is read in both the Dominican and Roman Breviaries in Sexagesima week.)

    Compendium of the 1955 Holy Week Revisions of Pius XII: Part 7 - The Vigil of Pentecost and the Holy Week Readings

  • Being that the members of the New Calendar Eastern Churches are now in the Week of the Last Judgement and that the Latin Rite Church just celebrated Sexagesima Sunday yesterday, it seemed appropriate to provide some food for thought with the coming of Great Lent.

    The Reality of Discipleship

  • In Spain there was such a day on Saturday before Sexagesima or before Pentecost, at the time of St. Isidore d.

    All Souls Day

  • In the Greek Rite this commemoration is held on the eve of Sexagesima Sunday, or on the eve of Pentecost.

    All Souls Day

  • Not only was Blogspot down last night for hardware maintenance - which is why you didn't hear anything from me about Sexagesima Sunday and its liturgy yesterday - but today it has decided to do something completely new.

    02/01/2003 - 03/01/2003

  • Septuagesima, Sexagesima, and Quinquagesima Sundays are approximately seventy, sixty, and fifty days before Easter.

    A Handbook of Symbols in Christian Art

  • In the year 1645, early in the morning of Sexagesima

    Selections from Poe

  • Sexagesima (sek'sa-jes'i-ma), the second Sunday before Lent. sever (sev'er), disjoin. shade (shad), ghost. shard (shard), a fragment of any hard substance.

    Elson Grammar School Literature v4

  • Sexagesima on which this year the tragedy was perpetrated, as well as what happened in the preceding years since my first public appearance in my present mission on that Sunday A.D. 1838, and the initiation which has been imparted to me on that Sunday for my present ministry, by the martyr on the white cloud, who has in his hand a sharp sickle, REVEL. xiv.

    Secret Enemies of True Republicanism

  • But also after having been publicly initiated to this ministry on Sunday Sexagesima, February 18th, 1838, at the altar of the Cathedral Church of Boston, I progressed slowly in the development of the mystery.

    Secret Enemies of True Republicanism

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