septuagenary

septuagenary

[sep-choo-aj-uh-ner-ee, -too-, -tyoo- or, esp. British, -choo-uh-jee-nuh-ree]
adjective, noun, plural septuagenaries.

Origin:
1595–1605; < Latin septuāgēnārius, equivalent to septuāgēn(ī) seventy each (distributive of septuāgintā seventy) + -ārius -ary

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