sennight

noun

sen·​night ˈse-ˌnīt How to pronounce sennight (audio)
variants or less commonly se'nnight
archaic
: the space of seven nights and days : week

Word History

Etymology

Middle English, from Old English seofon nihta seven nights

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sennight was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Sennight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sennight. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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