the third Sunday before Lent
also Septuagesima Sunday
Origin of SeptuagesimaMiddle English Septuagesme from L, feminine of septuagesimus, seventieth, as in Quinquagesima: reason for name uncertain
The third Sunday before Lent.
Origin of SeptuagesimaMiddle English from Old French from Late Latin septuāgēsima (diēs) seventieth (day) feminine of Latin septuāgēsimus from septuāgintā seventy ; see Septuagint .