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Ember Weeks

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A corruption of quatʹuor temʹpora, through the Dutch quatemper and German quatember. The four times are after Quadragesima Sunday, Whit Sunday, Holyrood Day (September), and St. Lucia’s Day (December). The supposition that persons sat in embers (or ashes) on these days is without foundation.

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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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Elvidna
Elvino
Elvira (Donna)
Elvish or Elfish
Elysium
Elzevir
Em
Embargo
Embarras de Richesse
Ember Days
Ember Weeks
Emblem
Emblems of the Jewish Temple
Embryo
Emelye
Emerald Isle
Emeralds
Emergency
Emergency Man (An)
Emeute (French)
Emile