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septuagenarian

[sep-choo-uh-juh-nair-ee-uh n, -too-, -tyoo-] /ˌsɛp tʃu ə dʒəˈnɛər i ən, -tu-, -tyu-/
adjective
1.
of the age of 70 years or between 70 and 80 years old.
noun
2.
a septuagenarian person.
Origin
1705-1715
1705-15; < Latin septuāgēnāri(us) (see septuagenary) + -an
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British Dictionary definitions for septuagenarian

septuagenarian

/ˌsɛptjʊədʒɪˈnɛərɪən/
noun
1.
a person who is from 70 to 79 years old
adjective
2.
being between 70 and 79 years old
3.
of or relating to a septuagenarian
Word Origin
C18: from Latin septuāgēnārius, from septuāgēnī seventy each, from septuāgintā seventy
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Word Origin and History for septuagenarian
adj.

"of age 70, seventy-year-old," 1793, from Latin septuagenarius "containing seventy," from septuageni "seventy each," related to septuaginta "seventy" (see Septuagint). Noun meaning "a 70-year-old person" first recorded 1805. As an adjective, septuagenary is recorded from c.1600.

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