Holy Thursday

Holy Thursday
2. the Thursday in Holy Week; Maundy Thursday.
[1150-1200; ME; OE]

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  • Holy Thursday — Holy Ho ly, a. [Compar. {Holier}; superl. {Holiest}.] [OE. holi, hali, AS. h[=a]lig, fr. h[ae]l health, salvation, happiness, fr. h[=a]l whole, well; akin to OS. h?lag, D. & G. heilig, OHG. heilac, Dan. hellig, Sw. helig, Icel. heilagr. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Holy Thursday — Thursday Thurs day, n. [OE. [thorn]ursdei, [thorn]orsday, from the Scand. name Thor + E. day. Icel. [thorn][=o]rr Thor, the god of thunder, is akin to AS. [thorn]unor thunder; D. Donderdag Thursday, G. Donnerstag, Icel. [thorn][=o]rsdagr, Sw. &… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Holy Thursday — • The feast of Maundy (or Holy) Thursday solemnly commemorates the institution of the Eucharist and is the oldest of the observances peculiar to Holy Week Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Holy Thursday — n. 1. the Thursday before Easter 2. Now Rare ASCENSION DAY …   English World dictionary

  • Holy Thursday — Ascension As*cen sion, n. [F. ascension, L. ascensio, fr. ascendere. See {Ascend}.] 1. The act of ascending; a rising; ascent. [1913 Webster] 2. Specifically: The visible ascent of our Savior on the fortieth day after his resurrection. ( Acts i.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Holy Thursday (Songs of Experience) — Holy Thursday is a poem by William Blake, first published in Songs of Experience in 1794. This poem, unlike its contemporary in Songs of Innocence , focuses more on society as a whole than the Holy Thursday ceremony.AnalysisThe primary objective… …   Wikipedia

  • Holy Thursday (Songs of Innocence) — Holy Thursday is a poem by William Blake, from his book of poems Songs of Innocence. (There is also a Holy Thursday poem in Songs of Experience, which contrasts this song.)The poem depicts a religious event carried on on a Holy Thursday, in which …   Wikipedia

  • Holy Thursday —    A name commonly given to Ascension Day (which see); not to be confounded with Thursday in Holy Week, which is more properly known as Maundy Thursday …   American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Holy Thursday — /hoʊli ˈθɜzdeɪ/ (say hohlee therzday) noun 1. Rare Ascension Day. 2. Roman Catholic Church Thursday in Holy Week; Maundy Thursday …   Australian-English dictionary

  • Holy Thursday — noun the Thursday before Easter; commemorates the Last Supper • Syn: ↑Maundy Thursday • Hypernyms: ↑Christian holy day …   Useful english dictionary

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