Definition of Palm sunday

1. Noun. Sunday before Easter.

Generic synonyms: Christian Holy Day

Definition of Palm sunday

1. Noun. The Sunday before Easter, commemorating Christ's entry into Jerusalem, when palm fronds were strewn before him. ¹

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Medical Definition of Palm sunday

1. The Sunday next before Easter; so called in commemoration of our Savior's triumphal entry into Jerusalem, when the multitude strewed palm branches in the way. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Palm Sunday

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palm cat
palm civet
palm family
palm kernel
palm nut
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palm oil
palm print
palm prints
palm reading
palm sugar
palm sunday (current term)
palm syrup
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palma christ
palma christi
palma manus

Literary usage of Palm sunday

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1. Holy-days and Holidays: A Treasury of Historical Material, Sermons in Full by Edward Mark Deems (1906)
"At St. Peter's Church, in Rome, palm sunday is celebrated elaborately every year. ... The supreme thought of palm sunday is: " Christ is King. ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"palm sunday, the sixth and last Sunday of Lent and beginning of Holy Week, ... The latter celebrate another palm sunday on the seventh Sunday after Easter ..."

3. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1909)
"The oldest Western testimonies for palm sunday agree that the day bore ... One of the oldest testimonies of a special celebration of palm sunday in the ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1911)
"In the Western Church, palm sunday is counted as the first day oí Holy Week, ... The ceremonies on palm sunday as celebrated now in the Roman Catholic ..."

5. Observations on the Popular Antiquities of Great Britain: Chiefly by John Brand, Henry Ellis (1895)
"palm sunday. THIS is evidently called palm sunday because, as the Ritualists say, on that day the boughs of Palm-trees used to be carried in procession, ..."

6. Curiosities of Popular Customs and of Rites, Ceremonies, Observances, and by William Shepard Walsh (1897)
"The ashes are obtained by burning the palm branches consecrated in the church on the palm sunday of the year previous. ASH WEDNESDAY. ..."

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