- Latin word used for breakfast; an alternative might be primum cibum = first meal. [< Lat. jejunium = fasting, hunger; jento = to breakfast] -Cf. Caput jejunium
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Caput jejunium — Lit. beginning of the fast . The Latin term for Ash Wednesday, the first day of *Lent. Cf. Gentaculum … Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases