Quartodeciman

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Etymology[edit]

From the Latin quarta decima[1] for the fourteenth day of the first month of the Jewish calendar, which is Nisan

Noun[edit]

Quartodeciman (plural Quartodecimans)

  1. Any of a group of early Christians who began Easter on Nisan 14, the day Jesus was crucified according to the Gospel of John[2], and the day before the beginning of Jewish Passover, which is Nisan 15.

Adjective[edit]

Quartodeciman (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to these people.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Vulgate (Old Testament)", (HTML) Leviticus 23:5: "Mense primo, quarta decima die mensis, ad vesperum Pascha Domini est."
  2. ^ John 19:14, 31, 42