meaning of ash wednesday

ash wednesday meaning in General Dictionary

the very first day of Lent so named from a custom within the Roman Catholic church of putting ashes thereon day upon the foreheads of penitents

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  • the 7th Wednesday before Easter; initial day of Lent; the afternoon after Mardi Gras (`Fat Tuesday'); daily of fasting and repentance
  • the very first day's Lent; -- so-called from a custom in the Roman Catholic church of placing ashes, thereon day, upon the foreheads of penitents.

ash wednesday meaning in General Dictionary

The first day's Lent; -- so-called from a custom when you look at the Roman Catholic church of putting ashes, on that time, upon the foreheads of penitents.


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The Cena de le Ceneri, or Ash Wednesday conversation, devoted to an exposition of the Copernican theory, was printed in 1584.

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