sept

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noun

(in Scotland) a branch of a clan.
Anthropology. a group believing itself derived from a common ancestor.
Archaic. a clan.

Nearby words

  1. sepoy,
  2. sepoy rebellion,
  3. seppo,
  4. seppuku,
  5. sepsis,
  6. sept-,
  7. sept-îles,
  8. sept.,
  9. septa,
  10. septage

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.

the number seven.

Sep

or Sep., Sept

Sept.

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British Dictionary definitions for sept

sept

noun

anthropol a clan or group that believes itself to be descended from a common ancestor
a branch of a tribe or nation, esp in medieval Ireland or Scotland

Word Origin for sept

C16: perhaps variant of sect

Sept

abbreviation for

September
Septuagint
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Word Origin and History for sept

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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