septuagenary

adjective sep·tu·agenary \ ¦septəwə¦jenərē , -pchəw- , -¦jēn- ; -¦wajəˌnerē \

Definition of septuagenary

1 : based on the number 70
2 : 70 or between 70 and 80 years old

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Origin and Etymology of septuagenary

Latin septuagenarius, from septuageni seventy each (from septuaginta seventy) + -arius -ary


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