millenary

millenary

[mil-uh-ner-ee]

Origin:
1540–50; < Late Latin millēnārius consisting of a thousand, equivalent to millēn(ī) a thousand each (Latin mill(e) thousand + -ēnī distributive suffix) + -ārius -ary

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millenarian or millenary (ˌmɪlɪˈnɛərɪən)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to a thousand or to a thousand years
2.  of or relating to the millennium or millenarianism
 
n
3.  an adherent of millenarianism
 
millenary or millenary
 
adj
 
n

millenary (mɪˈlɛnərɪ)
 
n , pl -naries
1.  a sum or aggregate of one thousand, esp one thousand years
2.  another word for a millennium
 
adj, —n
3.  another word for millenarian
 
[C16: from Late Latin millēnārius containing a thousand, from Latin mille thousand]

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