word-forming element meaning "seven," from Latin septem-, from septem "seven" (see seven).
Why the Ninth Month Comes from the Word “Seven”For many, the month of September signals the end of summer, the beginning of autumn, and the start of a new school year. With respect to the calendar, September marks the beginning of the months that signify nothing other than their numerical position in the year. September comes from the Latin root septem-, meaning “seven,” because in the original Roman republican calendar September was the …
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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper