(Lat. fortieth). 1. The 40 days of Lent (Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday, excluding Sundays); 2. Ancient name of the 1st Sunday in Lent (with preceding Sundays named by analogy: Quinquagesima, Sexagesima, Septuagesima); 3. The 40th day after Easter: Ascension (cf. Acts 1:3).
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