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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Definitions for sennight

  1. Archaic. a week.

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Citations for sennight
It had taken them only a sennight to travel from Sentarshadeen ... into the heart of the lost Lands to face the power of Shadow Mountain. Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory, To Light a Candle, 2004
She that I spake of, our great captain's captain, / Left in the conduct of the bold Iago, / Whose footing here anticipates our thoughts / A sennight's speed. William Shakespeare, Othello, 1622
Origin of sennight
The archaic English noun sennight means literally “seven nights,” i.e. a week. The Old English form was seofan nihta; Middle English had very many forms, including soveniht, sevenight, seven nyght, sennyght.