- of or relating to the number seven or forming a group of seven.
- a group or set of seven.
- a period of seven years.
- the number seven.
- Prosody. a line of seven feet.
Origin of septenary
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Examples from the Web for septenary
It is a vast commentary on the second septenary of the Trumps Major.The Illustrated Key to the Tarot
L. W. de Laurence
In this specimen we have the septenary without rime, a rare form.English Verse
Raymond MacDonald Alden, Ph.D.
It is septenary in constitution, as may be seen in its vibrations expressed in color and sound.Elementary Theosophy
L. W. Rogers
The septenary line, however, in its strict form admits only of monosyllabic caesura and disyllabic ending.
Chapman, in his translation of Homer, often uses it in Septenary verses as well as in five-foot iambic verses.
- of or relating to the number seven
- forming a group of seven
- another word for septennial
- the number seven
- a group of seven things
- a period of seven years
- prosody a line of seven metrical feet
C16: from Latin septēnārius, from septēnī seven each, from septem seven
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