septuagenary

[ sep-choo-aj-uh-ner-ee, -too-, -tyoo- or, esp. British, -choo-uh-jee-nuh-ree ]
/ ˌsɛp tʃuˈædʒ əˌnɛr i, -tu-, -tyu- or, esp. British, -tʃu əˈdʒi nə ri /
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adjective, noun, plural sep·tu·ag·e·nar·ies.


Nearby words

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

Origin of septuagenary

1595–1605; < Latin septuāgēnārius, equivalent to septuāgēn(ī) seventy each (distributive of septuāgintā seventy) + -ārius -ary

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