sep·​te·​nar·​i·​us ˌsep-tə-ˈner-ē-əs How to pronounce septenarius (audio)
plural septenarii ˌsep-tə-ˈner-ē-ˌī How to pronounce septenarius (audio)
: a verse consisting of seven feet especially in Latin prosody

Word History


Latin, from septenarius of seven, from septeni seven each, from septem seven

First Known Use

1706, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of septenarius was in 1706

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“Septenarius.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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