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).

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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Historical Examples of 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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