Maundy-thursday definition

môndē, män-
The Thursday before Easter, observed by Christians in commemoration of the Last Supper of Jesus.
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The Thursday before Easter.
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The Thursday before Easter, which commemorates the Last Supper.
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Origin of maundy-thursday

  • From Middle English maunde ceremony of washing the feet of the poor on this day from Old French mande from Latin (novum) mandātum (new) commandment (from Jesus's words to the Apostles after washing their feet, John 13:34) mandate

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French mandé, from Latin mandatum, in reference to the phrase mandatum do vobis (“A new commandment I give unto you") (John 13:34).

    From Wiktionary