2016年2月9日 星期二

Friday, Good Friday, Easter , shrive. Shrove Tuesday


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Today is ‪#‎PancakeDay‬! Traditionally known as Shrove Tuesday, it celebrates the last day before the Christian fasting season of Lent. These illustrations are depictions of traditional Dutch pancake womenhttp://ow.ly/XWxTa


Easter

Line breaks: Eas¦ter
Pronunciation: /ˈiːstə /



NOUN

  • 1The most important and oldest festival of the Christian Church, celebrating the resurrection of Christ and held (in the Western Church) between 21 March and 25 April, on the first Sunday after the first full moon following the northern spring equinox.春分之後的滿月

  • 1.1The weekend from Good Friday to Easter Monday.

    • Eastgate promotions manager Mike Horton said: ‘This will be one of the most active Easters ever in terms of family entertainment at Eastgate.’
    • We are normally fully booked for Easter and the weekends in March are also very busy.
    • The leader of the remnant of the Conservatives is to climb each peak on successive days over Easter.

Origin

Old English ēastre; of Germanic origin and related to German Ostern and east; perhaps from Ēastre, the name of a goddess associated with spring.


Good Friday

Line breaks: Good Fri¦day



NOUN

  • The Friday before Easter Sunday, on which the Crucifixion of Christ is commemorated in the Christian Church. It is traditionally a day of fasting and penance.
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    • Children can take part in an Easter Trail on Good Friday and Easter Sunday at East Riddlesden Hall.
    • If Good Friday and Easter Monday occur outside the standard break they are taken as a freestanding long weekend.
    • Her passing was truly an Easter death - poised between Good Friday and Easter Day.

Origin

from good, in the sense 'holy, observed as a holy day'.


Friday

Line breaks: Fri¦day
Pronunciation: /ˈfrʌɪdeɪ , -di/



NOUN

  • The day of the week before Saturday and following Thursday:he was arrested on Fridaythe previous Fridaythe cleaning woman came on Fridays[AS MODIFIER]: Friday evening

ADVERB

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  • 1On Friday:we’ll try again Friday

  • 1.1(Fridays) On Fridays; each Friday:he goes there Fridays

Origin

Old English Frīgedæg 'day of Frigga', named after the Germanic goddess Frigga, wife of the supreme god Odin and goddess of married love; translation of late Latin Veneris dies 'day of Venus', Frigga being equated with the Roman goddess of love, Venus. Compare with Dutch vrijdag and German Freitag.
Shrove Tuesday



Pronunciation: /ˌʃrəʊv ˈtjuːsdeɪ /



Definition of Shrove Tuesday in English:

 懺悔(ざんげ)火曜日:灰の水曜日(Ash Wednesday)の前日.

NOUN

The day before Ash Wednesday. Though named for its former religious significance, it is chiefly marked by feasting and celebration, which traditionally preceded the observance of the Lenten fast. Compare with Mardi Gras.
Definition of shrive in English:

VERB (past shrove /ʃrəʊv/; past participle shriven /ˈʃrɪv(ə)n/)

[WITH OBJECT] archaic
1(Of a priest) hear the confession of, assign penance to, and absolve:none of her chaplains knew English or French enough to shrive the king
1.1 (shrive oneself) Present oneself to a priest for confessionpenance, and absolution.

Origin

Old English scrīfan 'impose as a penance', of Germanic origin; related to Dutch schrijven and German schreiben 'write', from Latin scribere 'write'.