septenary

septenary

[sep-tuh-ner-ee]

Origin:
1570–80; < Latin septēnārius, equivalent to septēn(ī) seven each (sept(em) seven + -ēnī distributive suffix) + -ārius -ary

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septenary (ˈsɛptɪnərɪ)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to the number seven
2.  forming a group of seven
3.  another word for septennial
 
n , -naries
4.  the number seven
5.  a group of seven things
6.  a period of seven years
7.  prosody a line of seven metrical feet
 
[C16: from Latin septēnārius, from septēnī seven each, from septem seven]

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