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[sep-tuh-nair-ee-uh s]
noun, plural sep·te·nar·i·i [sep-tuh-nair-ee-ahy] /ˌsɛp təˈnɛər iˌaɪ/. Prosody.
  1. 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)
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Historical Examples

  • "Septenarius numerus est numerus universitatis," says J. de Voragine.

    Notes and Queries, Number 139, June 26, 1852


  • In various modified forms, the septenarius was a favourite measure throughout the Middle English period.