taking place, coming together, or published once every seven days; weekly: hebdomadal meetings; hebdomadal groups; hebdomadal journals.


a weekly magazine, newspaper, etc.Compare diurnal(def 7).

Nearby words

  1. heb,
  2. heb.,
  3. hebbel,
  4. hebbel, christian friedrich,
  5. hebdomad,
  6. hebdomadal council,
  7. hebdomadally,
  8. hebdomadary,
  9. hebdomal,
  10. hebe

Origin of hebdomadal

From the Late Latin word hebdomadālis, dating back to 1605–15. See hebdomad, -al1

Related formsheb·dom·a·dal·ly, adverb

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Examples from the Web for hebdomadally

  • Behold the whole huge earth sent to me hebdomadally in a brown-paper wrapper!

    The Biglow Papers|James Russell Lowell

British Dictionary definitions for hebdomadally


hebdomadary (hɛbˈdɒmədərɪ, -drɪ)


a rare word for weekly
Derived Formshebdomadally, adverb

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Word Origin and History for hebdomadally



"weekly," 1816, pedantic humor, from Latin hebdomas, from Greek hebdomas "the number seven; a period of seven (days)," from hepta "seven" (from PIE *septm; see seven) + -mos, suffix used to form ordinal numbers, cognate with Latin -mus.

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