chiliad

[ kil-ee-ad ]
/ ˈkɪl iˌæd /

noun

a group of 1000.
a period of 1000 years.

Origin of chiliad

1590–1600; < Late Latin chīliad- (stem of chīlias) < Greek, equivalent to chī́li(oi) 1000 + -ad- -ad1

Related forms

chil·i·ad·al, chil·i·ad·ic, adjective
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chiliad

/ (ˈkɪlɪˌæd) /

noun

a group of one thousand
one thousand years

Derived Forms

chiliadal or chiliadic, adjective

Word Origin for chiliad

C16: from Greek khilias, from khilioi a thousand
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