lencten
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lencten
Add: , lenten. I. spring. The season according to the poetical calendar began on Feb. 7 and ended on May 8 Æfter seofentýnum þrowade nihtgerímes Mathias (his day was Feb. 24) þæs þe lencten on tún geliden hæfde, Menol. 28. Hér wæs mycel gefeoht on Norðhymbra lande on lengtene (in spring or in Lent ? ) on .iiii. No. Apł , Chr. 798; P. 57, 35. On længtene eregian and impian, beána sáwan . . . , Angl. ix. 262, 6. Þú þá treówa on hærfesttíd heora leáfa bereáfast, and eft on lencten óþru leáf sellest, Bt. 4; F. 8, 7. Lengten, 39, 13 ; F. 234, 18. II. Lent (with this sense the word seems neuter, taking the gender of fæsten ?) Fram idus Septembris oð lenctenes (quadragesime) anginne hý on án mǽl tó nónes gereorden. Ofer eal lencten (in quadragesima ) oþ eástran hý oð ǽfen fæsten, R. Ben. 66, 4-6. Be lenctenes gýmene de Quadragesime observatione , 76, 2. On lænctenes fæstenes dagum in quadragesime diebus , R. Ben. I. 82, 15. Sume menn dyslíce fæstað ofer heora mihte on gemǽnelicum lenctene, Hml. S. 13, 94. Ic þé lǽre þú þín lengten rihtlíce gehealde, and tó ánes mǽles þæt fæsten gefæste, Wlfst. 247, 33. Fæste hé án lengten (unam quadrigesimam ), Ll. Th. ii. 210, 25. On þám þrím lengctenum, 134, 31. Fæste hé .ii. lengtenu, 210, 27. iii. lengctenu, 194, 12. Lengteno, 192, 5. [v. N. E. D. lenten.] v. foran-lencten (Lch. ii. 256, 1), mid-lencten.
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