millenary

[mil-uh-ner-ee]
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noun, plural mil·le·nar·ies.
  1. an aggregate of a thousand.
  2. millennium.
  3. millenarian.

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

noun plural -naries
  1. a sum or aggregate of one thousand, esp one thousand years
  2. another word for a millennium
adjective, noun
  1. 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
adj.

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

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