millenary

noun
mil·​le·​na·​ry | \ ˈmi-lə-ˌner-ē , mə-ˈle-nə-rē \
plural millenaries

Definition of millenary

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : a group of 1000 units or things
b : 1000 years : millennium

millenary

adjective

Definition of millenary (Entry 2 of 2)

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

First Known Use of millenary

Noun

1550, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Adjective

1577, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for millenary

Noun

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

Adjective

Latin millenarius

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