quinzaine

noun
quin·​zaine | \ (ˈ)kaⁿ¦zān, (ˈ)kan¦- \
plural -s

Definition of quinzaine

: a period of 15 days specifically : an ecclesiastical period comprising a feast day and the fortnight after or (as at Easter) the week before and the week after

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History and Etymology for quinzaine

French, from Middle French, from quinze fifteen, from Latin quindecim

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“Quinzaine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quinzaine. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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