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 septuag&emacron;sima (di&emacron;s), seventieth (day), feminine of Latin septuag&emacron;simus, from septuaginta, seventy; see Septuagint.