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septenary

[sep-tuh-ner-ee] /ˈsɛp təˌnɛr i/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the number seven or forming a group of seven.
noun, plural septenaries.
3.
a group or set of seven.
4.
a period of seven years.
5.
the number seven.
6.
Prosody. a line of seven feet.
Origin of septenary
1570-1580
1570-80; < Latin septēnārius, equivalent to septēn(ī) seven each (sept(em) seven + -ēnī distributive suffix) + -ārius -ary
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septenary

/ˈsɛptɪnərɪ/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the number seven
2.
forming a group of seven
3.
another word for septennial
noun (pl) -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
Word Origin
C16: from Latin septēnārius, from septēnī seven each, from septem seven
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