Caput jejunium

Lit. 'beginning of the fast'. The Latin term for Ash Wednesday, the first day of *Lent.

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  • Gentaculum — Latin word used for breakfast; an alternative might be primum cibum = first meal. [< Lat. jejunium = fasting, hunger; jento = to breakfast] Cf. Caput jejunium …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Jentaculum — Latin word used for breakfast; an alternative might be primum cibum = first meal. [< Lat. jejunium = fasting, hunger; jento = to breakfast] Cf. Caput jejunium …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Lent — Spring. The OldEngl. word was applied to the Christian period of fasting through the coincidence of time. [< OldEngl. lencten = spring time] Cf. Caput jejunium …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

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