hebdomadary

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noun

heb·​dom·​a·​dary
hebˈdäməˌderē
plural -es
: a member of a Roman Catholic chapter or convent appointed for the week to sing the chapter mass and lead the recitation of the canonical hours

hebdomadary

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adjective

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: occurring every seven days

Word History

Etymology

Noun

Middle English ebdomadary, from Late Latin hebdomadarius, from Latin hebdomad-, hebdomas + -arius -ary (noun suffix)

Adjective

Medieval Latin hebdomadarius, from Latin hebdomad-, hebdomas + -arius -ary (adjective suffix)

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“Hebdomadary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hebdomadary. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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