Ymbren

n (-nes/-nu) Ember tide, Ember day, Embren; the name of the four periods of fasting and prayer appointed by the Church to be observed in the four seasons of the year respectively. Each was a period of three days, a Wednesday and the following Friday and Saturday (1st week of March, 2nd week of June, 3rd week of September, and the last week before Christmas in December).

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  • Ember days — In the liturgical calendar of the Western Christian churches, Ember days are four separate sets of three days within the same week mdash;specifically, the Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday mdash;roughly equidistant in the circuit of the year, that… …   Wikipedia

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  • Ember days — Ember Em ber, a. [OE. ymber, AS. ymbren, ymbryne, prop., running around, circuit; ymbe around + ryne a running, fr. rinnan to run. See {Amb }, and {Run}.] Making a circuit of the year of the seasons; recurring in each quarter of the year; as,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ember days — Four groups of three days in the Church calendar during which fasting was observed, i.e. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday following the first Sunday in Lent, *Pentecost, Holy Cross Day (14 September), St Lucy s Day (13 December). Ember Week was one …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Ember Days —    The Ember Days are the Wednesday, Friday and Saturday after the First Sunday in Lent; Whitsun Day; the 14th of September and the 13th day of December, and are regarded as the Fasts of the four seasons. The time of their observance was… …   American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Ember day — noun any of a number of days reserved for fasting and prayer in the Western Christian Church. Origin OE ymbren, perh. an alt. of ymbryne period , from ymb about + ryne course …   English new terms dictionary

  • ember — I. /ˈɛmbə / (say embuh) noun 1. a small live coal, brand of wood, etc., as in a dying fire. 2. (plural) the smouldering remains of a fire. {Middle English eemer, emeri, Old English ǣmerge} II. /ˈɛmbə / (say embuh) adjective relating to the three …   Australian English dictionary

  • ember — ember1 [em′bər] n. [ME eymere & (with intrusive b) eymbre < OE æmerge (& ON eimyrja) < æm (akin to ON eimr, steam) + yrge (akin to ON ysja, fire) < IE base * eus , to burn > L urere, to burn] 1. a glowing piece of coal, wood, etc.… …   English World dictionary

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