hebdomad

noun
heb·​do·​mad | \ ˈheb-də-ˌmad How to pronounce hebdomad (audio) \

Definition of hebdomad

1 : a group of seven
2 : a period of seven days : week

First Known Use of hebdomad

1545, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for hebdomad

Latin hebdomad-, hebdomas, from Greek, from hebdomos seventh, from hepta seven — more at seven

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“Hebdomad.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hebdomad. Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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