septenary

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noun

sep·​tenary
sepˈtenərē,
ˈseptəˌnerē,
sepˈtēnərē
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

septenary

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adjective

sep·​tenary
(ˈ)sep¦tenərē,
ˈseptəˌnerē,
(ˈ)sep¦tēnərē
1
: of or relating to the number seven or to a septenary
2

Word History

Etymology

Noun

Latin septenarius, from septenarius of or relating to seven

Adjective

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

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“Septenary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/septenary. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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