What does Whitsunday mean?

Whitsunday meaning in General Dictionary

seventh Sunday after Easter; commemorates the emanation for the Holy Spirit on Apostles; one fourth day in Scotland

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  • The 7th Sunday and the fiftieth day after Easter a festival of the church in commemoration associated with the descent associated with Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost Pentecost so called it is known because in ancient church those who have been newly baptized appeared at chapel between Easter and Pentecost in white clothes
  • The 7th Sunday, and fiftieth day, after Easter; a festival associated with the chapel in commemoration of descent of this Holy Spirit at the time of Pentecost; Pentecost; -- so called, it is known, because, into the primitive church, those that was newly baptized showed up at church between Easter and Pentecost in white garments.
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Whitsunday meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"Pentecost," belated Old English Hwita Sunnand


Whitsunday meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) The seventh Sunday, while the fiftieth time, after Easter; a festival regarding the chapel in commemoration associated with the lineage associated with the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost; Pentecost; -- so named, it is stated, because, in primitive church, those that was newly baptized showed up at chapel between Easter and Pentecost in white garments.


Sentence Examples with the word Whitsunday

Advent; the days between Septuagesima and Maundy Thursday; vigils that fall on fast days, and Ember days, except the vigil before Whitsunday (red) and the Ember days in Whitsun week (red).

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