Definition of quindene in English:

quindene

noun

Christian Church
historical
  • The fourteenth day after a festival (this being the fifteenth day when counted inclusively, following ancient Roman practice); (hence) the period of fifteen days beginning with the day of a festival.

Origin

Late 15th century; earliest use found in Robert Fabyan (d. 1513), chronicler. From post-classical Latin quindena (also quintana) fifteenth day after a festival, counting inclusively, period of fifteen days from classical Latin quīndēnī fifteen each from quīndecim fifteen + -ēnī, suffix forming distributive adjectives.

Pronunciation

quindene

/ˈkwɪndiːn/