sep·​time | \ ˈseptə̇m, -ˌtēm \
plural -s

Definition of septime

: a parry or guard position in fencing that defends the lower inside target with the hand to the left in a position of supination and the top of the blade directed at the opponent's knee — compare quinte

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History and Etymology for septime

Latin septima, feminine of septimus seventh; from its being the seventh parrying position

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“Septime.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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