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Webster 1913 Edition


Shrovetide

Shrove′tideˊ

,
Noun.
[From
shrive
to take a confession (OE. imp.
shrof
, AS.
scrāf
) +
tide
.]
The days immediately preceding Ash Widnesday, especially the period between the evening before Quinguagesima Sunday and the morning of Ash Wednesday.

Definition 2022


Shrovetide

Shrovetide

English

Noun

Shrovetide (plural Shrovetides)

  1. The three days immediately preceding Lent; Shrove Sunday, Shrove Monday, and Shrove Tuesday, preceding Ash Wednesday.

Synonyms

  • fastens
  • fasterns-een
  • fastgang-tide

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