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One entry found for Maundy Thursday.
Main Entry: MaunĚdy Thursday
Pronunciation: secondarystressmodotn-demacron-, secondarystressmän-
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English maunde "ceremony of washing the feet of the poor on the Thursday before Easter," from early French mandé (same meaning), from Latin mandatum "command"; so called from Jesus' words "A new Commandment I give to you . . ." in John 13:34 (RSV) after he washed the feet of his disciples at the Last Supper
: the Thursday before Easter

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