endura

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New Latin, from Old Provençal endurar (to fast, endure).

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endura (uncountable)

  1. (ecclesiastical history) A fast or series of privations undertaken by the Cathars to purify the soul, often resulting in death.
    • 1942, Rebecca West, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon, Canongate 2006, p. 173:
      There was a particularly horrible travesty of extreme unction called the ‘endura’.
    • 2000, René Weis, The Yellow Cross, Penguin 2001, p. 60:
      Guillemette was consoled by the Good Men and went through the endura, the Cathars' purifying death-fast.

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endura

  1. third-person singular past historic of endurer

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