septuagenarian

[ sep-choo-uh-juh-nair-ee-uh n, -too-, -tyoo- ]
/ ˌsɛp tʃu ə dʒəˈnɛər i ən, -tu-, -tyu- /
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adjective

of the age of 70 years or between 70 and 80 years old.

noun

a septuagenarian person.

Nearby words

  1. septonasal,
  2. septoplasty,
  3. septorhinoplasty,
  4. septostomy,
  5. septotomy,
  6. septuagenary,
  7. septuagesima,
  8. septuagint,
  9. septulum,
  10. septum

Origin of septuagenarian

1705–15; < Latin septuāgēnāri(us) (see septuagenary) + -an

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British Dictionary definitions for septuagenarian

septuagenarian

/ (ˌsɛptjʊədʒɪˈnɛərɪən) /

noun

a person who is from 70 to 79 years old

adjective

being between 70 and 79 years old
of or relating to a septuagenarian

Word Origin for septuagenarian

C18: from Latin septuāgēnārius, from septuāgēnī seventy each, from septuāgintā seventy

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Word Origin and History for septuagenarian

septuagenarian

adj.

"of age 70, seventy-year-old," 1793, from Latin septuagenarius "containing seventy," from septuageni "seventy each," related to septuaginta "seventy" (see Septuagint). Noun meaning "a 70-year-old person" first recorded 1805. As an adjective, septuagenary is recorded from c.1600.

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