millenary

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noun

mil·​le·​na·​ry ˈmi-lə-ˌner-ē How to pronounce millenary (audio) mə-ˈle-nə-rē How to pronounce millenary (audio)
plural millenaries
1
a
: a group of 1000 units or things
b
: 1000 years : millennium
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millenary

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adjective

1
: suggesting a millennium
2
: relating to or consisting of 1000

Example Sentences

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Adjective
The new Mapuche generation claims the spiritual meaning and millenary roots of their culture using the internet. Emiliano Granada, Variety, 12 Nov. 2021 The millenary place of worship was turned into a museum in 1934. Fox News, 11 July 2020 Now, the rebounding species is marking a millenary milestone. Cnn.com Wire Service, The Mercury News, 22 July 2019

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Word History

Etymology

Noun

Late Latin millenarium, from neuter of millenarius of a thousand, from Latin milleni one thousand each, from mille

Adjective

Latin millenarius

First Known Use

Noun

1550, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Adjective

1577, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of millenary was in 1550

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Cite this Entry

“Millenary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/millenary. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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