Definition of Quinquagesima in English:

Quinquagesima

(also Quinquagesima Sunday)

noun

  • The Sunday before the beginning of Lent.

Origin

Medieval Latin, feminine of Latin quinquagesimus ‘fiftieth’, on the pattern of Quadragesima (because it is fifty days before Easter).

Pronunciation

Quinquagesima

/ˌkwɪŋkwəˈdʒɛsəmə//ˌkwiNGkwəˈjesəmə/