Etymology
Advertisement

Lenten (adj.)

late Old English lencten "pertaining to Lent," from Lent + -en (2). Elizabethan English had Lenten-faced "lean and dismal" (c. 1600).

updated on June 11, 2016

Advertisement
Advertisement
Definitions of Lenten from WordNet

lenten (adj.)
of or relating to or suitable for Lent;
lenten food
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.