[ sep-tuh-nair-ee-uhs ]
/ ˌsɛp təˈnɛər i əs /
noun, plural sep·te·nar·i·i [sep-tuh-nair-ee-ahy]. /ˌsɛp təˈnɛər iˌaɪ/. Prosody.
a verse consisting of seven feet, usually printed in two lines: used especially in Latin poems.
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Origin of septenarius
1810–20; <Latin septēnārius (see septenary)
Words nearby septenarius
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Example sentences from the Web for septenarius
"Septenarius numerus est numerus universitatis," says J. de Voragine.
In various modified forms, the septenarius was a favourite measure throughout the Middle English period.