hebdomad

hebdomad

[heb-duh-mad]
noun
1.
the number seven.
2.
a period of seven successive days; week.

Origin:
1535–45; < Latin hebdomad- < Greek (stem of hebdomás week), equivalent to hébdom(os) seventh (see hepta-) + -ad- -ad1

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hebdomad (ˈhɛbdəˌmæd)
 
n
1.  obsolete the number seven or a group of seven
2.  a rare word for week
 
[C16: from Greek, from hebdomos seventh, from heptas seven]

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