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From the Latin Quārtadecimānī, from quārta decima[1] for the fourteenth day of the first month of the Jewish calendar, which is Nisan.


Quartodeciman (plural Quartodecimans)

  1. Any of a group of early Christians (especially in Asia Minor, Syria, and Jerusalem) who observed Pascha (Christian Passover or Easter) on Nisan 14 of the Hebrew calendar, the day Jesus was crucified according to the Gospel of John,[2] and the day before the beginning of Jewish Passover (also called the Feast of Unleavened Bread (מַצּוֹת (matsót)), which began on Nisan 15.


Quartodeciman (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to these people.

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  1. ^ “New Vulgate (Old Testament)”, in (Please provide the book title or journal name)[1] (HTML), (Can we date this quote?) Leviticus 23:5: "Mense primo, quarta decima die mensis, ad vesperum Pascha Domini est."
  2. ^ John 19:14, 31, 42