Greek Πεντηκοστή 'the fiftieth [day]', the Greek name of the Feast of Weeks, which in Christian traditions was celebrated as the feast commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the apostles.
This name was usually given to children who were born or baptised on or near this feast.
- Early Modern English
- ● 1583 Penticost COmar-vol2 p. 49;
1589 Pentecost DEmar-vol2 p. 19
- ◑ 1597 Penty DEmar-vol2 p. 35
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Pentecoste". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Pentecoste.