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Shortened form of Lenten, from Old English lencten, from Proto-Germanic *langatīnaz (spring). Related to German Lenz (springtime), which is derived from a word related to long, because of the longer days.

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Lent (plural Lents)

  1. (Christianity) Period of fasting and penitence before Easter, lasting from Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday (Western Christianity).

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