(JaiChai) — The Significance of “Forty” (You’ll be surprised)
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“Quadraginta” means “forty” in Latin.
Forty Days/Nights — the length of the Biblical flood of Noah.
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Forty Days — the amount of time a widow could remain in her deceased husband’s house.
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Forty Days — the period of time a ship had to wait off a country’s port if its passengers were disease-stricken.
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This is the etymology of the word “Quarantine”.
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Originally published at https://hive.blog on March 10, 2021.