Meaning of Quadragesima in English:

Quadragesima

Pronunciation /ˌkwɒdrəˈdʒɛsɪmə/

noun

(also Quadragesima Sunday)
  • The first Sunday in Lent.

    • ‘At one time only operas with religious themes could be staged during Quadragesima.’

Origin

From ecclesiastical Latin, feminine of Latin quadragesimus ‘fortieth’, from quadraginta ‘forty’ (Lent lasting forty days).