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quinquagesimal

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EtymologyEdit

Medieval Latin quinquagesima ("fiftieth") + English -al

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quinquagesimal (not comparable)

  1. Relating to a set of 50.
    • 1842, William Whiston, Catena aurea, J.G.F. and J. Rivington, translation of original by Thomas Aquinas:
      Hence the time of our sorrow and affliction is fixed at forty days; the state of blessed joy which shall be hereafter is figured in the quinquagesimal festival, i.e. the fifty days from Easter to Pentecost.