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Carnival

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The season immediately preceding Lent; shrove-tide. Ducange gives the word carne-levale. (Modern Italian, carnovále; Spanish and French, carnaval.)

Italis, carnevale, carnovale, carnaval. Quidam scriptores Itali “carne-vale” dictum putant, quasi carne vale (good-bye meat); sed id etymon non probat Octav. Ferrarius. Cangius … . appellasse Gallos existimat, carn-a-val, quod sonat caro abscedit … [We are referred to a charter, dated 1195, in which occurs the word carne-levamen, and a quotation is given in which occurs the phrase in carnis levamen].—Ducange, vol. ii. p. 222.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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