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septenary

noun sep·tenary \ sepˈtenərē , ˈseptəˌnerē , sepˈtēnərē \

Definition of septenary

plural -es
1 archaic :a group or set of seven; specifically :septennium
2 :a fourteener (as the trochaic tetrameter catalectic in medieval Latin verse, the iambic verse of seven and a half feet of Middle English poetry) often printed in two lines called also septenar, septenarius

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Origin and Etymology of septenary

Latin septenarius, from septenarius of or relating to seven


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septenary

adjective sep·tenary \ (ˈ)sep¦tenərē , ˈseptəˌnerē , (ˈ)sep¦tēnərē \

Definition of septenary

1 :of or relating to the number seven or to a septenary

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Origin and Etymology of septenary

Latin septenarius, from septeni seven each, seven (from septem seven) + -arius -ary


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