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[suh-men-yey; French suh-me-nyey] /səˈmɛn yeɪ; French sə mɛˈnyeɪ/
noun, plural semainiers
[suh-men-yeyz; French suh-me-nyey] /səˈmɛn yeɪz; French sə mɛˈnyeɪ/ (Show IPA).
French Furniture.
a chest of the 18th century having seven long drawers: originally meant to hold a week's supply of clothing.
Origin of semainier
< French, equivalent to semaine week < Late Latin septimāna, noun use of feminine of Latin septimānus of seven (derivative of septem seven; see -an) + French -ier -ier2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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