- the seventh of eight defensive positions.
Origin of septime
1885–90; < Latin septima (positiō) seventh (position)
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Examples from the Web for septime
Historical Examples of septime
“Septime enveloppe,” a riposte by means of a twist and thrust after a parry in septime.
The “Counters of Septime and Octave” are similar to the other two but are executed in the low lines.
- the seventh of eight basic positions from which a parry or attack can be made in fencing
Word Origin for septime
C19: from Latin septimus seventh, from septem seven
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