seventh

[ sev-uh nth ]
/ ˈsɛv ənθ /
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adjective

next after the sixth; being the ordinal number for seven.
being one of seven equal parts.

noun

a seventh part, especially of one (1/7).
the seventh member of a series.
Music.
  1. a tone on the seventh degree from a given tone (counted as the first).
  2. the interval between such tones.
  3. the harmonic combination of such tones.

Origin of seventh

before 950; Middle English; see seven, -th2; replacing Middle English sevethe, Old English seofotha
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Word Origin and History for seventh

seventh


c.1300, from seven + -th (1); earlier sevende, seveth, from Old English seofunda (Anglian, Northumbrian), seofoþa (West Saxon), from Proto-Germanic *sebundon (cf. Old Norse sjaundi, Old Saxon sivondo, Old High German sibunto, German siebente, siebte). The music note sense is from 1590s.

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