Lent"en (?), n.

Lent.

[Obs.]

Piers Plowman.

 

© Webster 1913.


Lent"en, a. [From OE. lenten lent. See Lent, n. ]

1.

Of or pertaining to the fast called Lent; used in, or suitable to, Lent; as, the Lenten season.

She quenched her fury at the flood. And with a Lenten salad cooled her blood. Dryden.

2.

Spare, meager; plain; somber; unostentatious; not abundant or showy.

"Lenten entertainment." " Lenten answer." Shak. " Lenten suit." Beau. & Fl.

Lenten color, black or violet. F. G. Lee.

 

© Webster 1913.

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