sennight

noun
sen·​night | \ ˈse-ˌnīt How to pronounce sennight (audio) \
variants: or less commonly se'nnight

Definition of sennight

archaic
: the space of seven nights and days : week

First Known Use of sennight

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sennight

Middle English, from Old English seofon nihta seven nights

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“Sennight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sennight. Accessed 29 Feb. 2020.

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