millenary

[ mil-uh-ner-ee ]
/ ˈmɪl əˌnɛr i /

adjective

consisting of or pertaining to a thousand, especially a thousand years.
pertaining to the millennium.

noun, plural mil·le·nar·ies.

an aggregate of a thousand.

Origin of millenary

1540–50; < Late Latin millēnārius consisting of a thousand, equivalent to millēn(ī) a thousand each (Latin mill(e) thousand + -ēnī distributive suffix) + -ārius -ary
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millenary

/ (mɪˈlɛnərɪ) /

noun plural -naries

a sum or aggregate of one thousand, esp one thousand years
another word for a millennium

adjective, noun

another word for millenarian

Word Origin for millenary

C16: from Late Latin millēnārius containing a thousand, from Latin mille thousand
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Word Origin and History for millenary

millenary


adj.

"consisting of a thousand," 1570s, from Latin millenarius (see millennium).

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