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sennight

or se'n·night

[ sen-ahyt, -it ]
/ ˈsɛn aɪt, -ɪt /
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noun Archaic.

a week.

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Origin of sennight

First recorded before 1000; Middle English sevenyht, seoveniht(e), sennyght, etc., Old English seofon nihta; see origin at seven, night

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British Dictionary definitions for sennight

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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