sennight

or se'n·night

[sen-ahyt, -it]

Origin of sennight

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

se'nnight

noun
  1. 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 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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