Quindene

Ecclesiastical usage indicating the fifteenth day (counting inclusively) after a particular holy day or Church festival, or the span of these 15 days; equivalent to our 'fortnight (from now)'. [< Lat. quindecim = 15] -

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  • quindene — quin·dene …   English syllables

  • quindene — ˈkwinˌdēn noun ( s) Etymology: Medieval Latin quindena, from feminine of Latin quindeni fifteen each, from quini five each + deni ten by ten, ten each more at quinary, denier : the 15th or in modern reckoning 14th day after a church festival …   Useful english dictionary

  • Computus — (Latin for computation ) is the calculation of the date of Easter in the Christian calendar. The name has been used for this procedure since the early Middle Ages, as it was one of the most important computations of the age. In principle, the… …   Wikipedia

  • Octave — The seventh day after a Church festival (which, by including the festival itself, is the eighth day). Octave could also mean the span of these days, i.e. a week. [< Lat. octavus = eighth] Cf. Quindene …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • L — Synonyms and related words: R, Sexagesima, acting area, addition, angle, annex, apex, apron, apron stage, backstage, band shell, bandstand, bend, bifurcation, bight, board, boxcar, boxcars, branch, bridge, cable railway, cant, chevron, cog… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • boxcars — Synonyms and related words: L, Sexagesima, boxcar, dozen, duodecimo, eighty, eleven, fifteen, fifty, five and twenty, fortnight, forty, four and twenty, fourscore, fourscore and ten, fourteen, half a hundred, long dozen, ninety, nonagenarian,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • dozen — Synonyms and related words: L, Sexagesima, boxcar, boxcars, duodecimo, eighty, eleven, fifteen, fifty, five and twenty, fortnight, forty, four and twenty, fourscore, fourscore and ten, fourteen, half a hundred, long dozen, ninety, nonagenarian,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • eleven — Synonyms and related words: L, Sexagesima, boxcar, boxcars, cast, company, complement, crew, dozen, duodecimo, eight, eighty, fifteen, fifty, first string, first team, five, five and twenty, fortnight, forty, four and twenty, fourscore, fourscore …   Moby Thesaurus

  • fortnight — Synonyms and related words: L, Sexagesima, abundant year, academic year, annum, bissextile year, boxcar, boxcars, calendar month, calendar year, century, common year, day, decade, decennary, decennium, defective year, dozen, duodecimo, eighty,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • fourscore — Synonyms and related words: L, Sexagesima, boxcar, boxcars, dozen, duodecimo, eighty, eleven, fifteen, fifty, five and twenty, fortnight, forty, four and twenty, fourscore and ten, fourteen, half a hundred, long dozen, ninety, nonagenarian,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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