(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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By JaiChai


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JaiChai 3–11–2021. Simultaneous multi-site submissions posted. All rights reserved.

Originally published at https://hive.blog on March 10, 2021.



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