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 nov&emacron;na, from feminine of Latin nov&emacron;nus, nine each, from novem, nine; see new&nlowring; in Indo-European roots.