Definition of quadragene in English:

quadragene

noun

rare, historical
  • A forty-day indulgence.

Origin

Early 17th century. From post-classical Latin quadragena period of forty days, forty-day fast, Lent, use as noun of neuter of classical Latin quadrāgēnī forty each, forty from quadrāgintā forty + -ēnī, suffix forming distributive adjectives.

Pronunciation

quadragene

/ˈkwɒdrədʒiːn/