[suh-men-yey; French suh-me-nyey]
noun, plural se·mai·niers [suh-men-yeyz; French suh-me-nyey] /səˈmɛn yeɪz; French sə mɛˈnyeɪ/. French Furniture.
- a chest of the 18th century having seven long drawers: originally meant to hold a week's supply of clothing.
Origin of semainier
equivalent to semaine
week < Late Latin septimāna,
noun use of feminine of Latin septimānus
of seven (derivative of septem seven
; see -an
) + French -ier -ier2
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018