R.C.Ch. the recitation of prayers and the practicing of devotions for nine consecutive days, usually to seek some special favor
Origin of novenaMedieval Latin from feminine singular of Classical Latin novenus, nine each from novem, nine
nounpl. no·ve·nas, or no·ve·nae Roman Catholic Church
A recitation of prayers and devotions for a special purpose during nine consecutive days.
Origin of novenaMedieval Latin novēna from feminine of Latin novēnus nine each from novem nine ; see new&nlowring; in Indo-European roots.