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fortnight

[ fawrt-nahyt, -nit ]
/ ˈfɔrtˌnaɪt, -nɪt /
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noun

the space of fourteen nights and days; two weeks.

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Origin of fortnight

before 1000; Middle English fourtenight, contraction of Old English fēowertēne niht.See fourteen, night
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fortnight
/ (ˈfɔːtˌnaɪt) /

noun

a period of 14 consecutive days; two weeks

Word Origin for fortnight

Old English fēowertīene niht fourteen nights
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