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shrive v : confess to a punishable or reprehensible deed, usually under pressure [syn: confess, squeal] [also: shrove, shriven]shrove See shrive

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Verb

shrove
  1. past tense of to shrive

Extensive Definition

The date can vary from as early as February 3 to as late as March 9. As it is the last day before the start of Lent, the date is dependent on that of Easter.
Shrove Tuesday (and Mardi Gras) will occur on the following dates in the following years:(carnevale)

See also

shrove in Tosk Albanian: Fastnachtsdienstag
shrove in Catalan: Dimarts de Carnaval
shrove in German: Faschingsdienstag
shrove in Estonian: Vastlapäev
shrove in French: Mardi Gras
shrove in Indonesian: Mardi Gras
shrove in Italian: Martedì grasso (carnevale)
shrove in Hebrew: מרדי גרא
shrove in Lithuanian: Užgavėnės
shrove in Dutch: Mardi Gras
shrove in Japanese: マルディグラ
shrove in Norwegian: Fetetirsdag
shrove in Norwegian Nynorsk: Feittysdag
shrove in Narom: Mardi-gras
shrove in Polish: Mardi Gras
shrove in Portuguese: Mardi Gras
shrove in Russian: Жирный вторник
shrove in Finnish: Laskiainen
shrove in Swedish: Fettisdag
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