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sept

1
[sept]
noun
  1. (in Scotland) a branch of a clan.
  2. Anthropology. a group believing itself derived from a common ancestor.
  3. Archaic. a clan.
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Origin of sept

1
1510–20; perhaps < Latin sēptum paddock, enclosure, fold (in figurative use, e.g., Sept of Christ)

sept

2
[set]
noun French.
  1. the number seven.
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Sep

or Sep., Sept

  1. September.
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Sept.

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sept

noun
  1. anthropol a clan or group that believes itself to be descended from a common ancestor
  2. a branch of a tribe or nation, esp in medieval Ireland or Scotland
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Word Origin for sept

C16: perhaps variant of sect

Sept

abbreviation for
  1. September
  2. Septuagint
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Word Origin and History for sept

n.

1540s, "enclosed area," from Latin septum (see septum). As "division of a nation or tribe," 1510s, "prob. a var. of sect" [OED].

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