Definition of Quadragesima in English:

Quadragesima

(also Quadragesima Sunday)

noun

  • The first Sunday in Lent.

    • ‘At one time only operas with religious themes could be staged during Quadragesima.’

Origin

From ecclesiastical Latin, feminine of Latin quadragesimus ‘fortieth’, from quadraginta ‘forty’ (Lent lasting forty days).

Pronunciation

Quadragesima

/ˌkwɒdrəˈdʒɛsɪmə/