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chiliad

[kil-ee-ad] /ˈkɪl iˌæd/
noun
1.
a group of 1000.
2.
a period of 1000 years.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Late Latin chīliad- (stem of chīlias) < Greek, equivalent to chī́li(oi) 1000 + -ad- -ad1
Related forms
chiliadal, chiliadic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for chiliad

chiliad

/ˈkɪlɪˌæd/
noun
1.
a group of one thousand
2.
one thousand years
Derived Forms
chiliadal, chiliadic, adjective
Word Origin
C16: from Greek khilias, from khilioi a thousand
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Word Origin and History for chiliad
n.

"group of 1,000" (of the same sort), 1590s, from Latinized form of Greek khiliados, from khilioi "a thousand; the number 1,000" (see chiliasm).

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