- consisting of or pertaining to a thousand, especially a thousand years.
- pertaining to the millennium.
Origin of millenary
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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Examples from the Web for millenary
At Hertford, a pageant began in commemoration of the millenary of the town.The Annual Register 1914
Least of all is any mysterious virtue to be attached to the millenary date with which I begin.The Ancient East
D. G. Hogarh
The fourth is the Jaik or Rhymnus, on each bank of which a millenary commands.
Many legends illustrate the incapacity of the first millenary to realise the relationship between the sexes in any other sense.The Evolution of Love
The Millenary Petition asked only some changes in the ritual of the Church and certain moderate reforms.
- a sum or aggregate of one thousand, esp one thousand years
- another word for a millennium
- another word for millenarian
C16: from Late Latin millēnārius containing a thousand, from Latin mille thousand
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Word Origin and History for millenary
"consisting of a thousand," 1570s, from Latin millenarius (see millennium).
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