sennight

or se'n·night

[ sen-ahyt, -it ]
/ ˈsɛn aɪt, -ɪt /

noun Archaic.

a week.

Nearby words

  1. sennachie,
  2. sennar,
  3. sennet,
  4. sennett,
  5. sennett, mack,
  6. sennit,
  7. senopia,
  8. senor,
  9. senora,
  10. senorita

Origin of sennight

before 1000; Middle English sevenyht, seoveniht(e), sennyght, etc., Old English seofon nihta. See seven, night

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British Dictionary definitions for se'nnight

sennight

se'nnight

/ (ˈsɛnaɪt) /

noun

an archaic word for week

Word Origin for sennight

Old English seofan nihte; see seven, night

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Word Origin and History for se'nnight

sennight

n.

"period of seven days, a week" (archaic), c.1200, contracted from Old English seofon nihta; see seven + night. Also cf. fortnight.

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