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millenary

[mil-uh-ner-ee] /ˈmɪl əˌnɛr i/
adjective
1.
consisting of or pertaining to a thousand, especially a thousand years.
2.
pertaining to the millennium.
noun, plural millenaries.
3.
an aggregate of a thousand.
Origin
1540-1550
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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British Dictionary definitions for millenary

millenarian

/ˌmɪlɪˈnɛərɪən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to a thousand or to a thousand years
2.
of or relating to the millennium or millenarianism
noun
3.
an adherent of millenarianism

millenary

/mɪˈlɛnərɪ/
noun (pl) -naries
1.
a sum or aggregate of one thousand, esp one thousand years
2.
another word for a millennium
adjective, noun
3.
another word for millenarian
Word Origin
C16: from Late Latin millēnārius containing a thousand, from Latin mille thousand
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Word Origin and History for millenary
adj.

"consisting of a thousand," 1570s, from Latin millenarius (see millennium).

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