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septenary

[ sep-tuh-ner-ee ]

adjective

  1. of or relating to the number seven or forming a group of seven.


noun

, plural sep·te·nar·ies.
  1. a group or set of seven.
  2. a period of seven years.
  3. the number seven.
  4. Prosody. a line of seven feet.

septenary

/ ˈsɛptɪnərɪ /

adjective

  1. of or relating to the number seven
  2. forming a group of seven
  3. another word for septennial


noun

  1. the number seven
  2. a group of seven things
  3. a period of seven years
  4. prosody a line of seven metrical feet

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Word History and Origins

Origin of septenary1

First recorded in 1570–80; from Latin septēnārius “consisting of seven, containing seven,” equivalent to septēn(ī) “seven each” (derivative of sept(em) “seven” + -ēnī distributive suffix) + -ārius adjective suffix. See seven, -ary

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Word History and Origins

Origin of septenary1

C16: from Latin septēnārius, from septēnī seven each, from septem seven

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Example Sentences

A winged angel, with the sign of the sun upon his forehead and on his breast the square and triangle of the septenary.

It is thus seen that no "trials" are necessary; by converting to the septenary scale of notation we go direct to the answer.

And thus far he reach'd in his Contemplations, about the end of the fourth Septenary of his Age, viz.

Thus far his Knowledge had brought him towards the end of the fifth Septenary from his Birth, viz.

In the meantime he had passed the Seventh Septenary, and had attained to the age of fifty.

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