Septenary
Septenary \Sep"ten*a*ry\, n. The number seven. [R.] --Holinshed. [1913 Webster]

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  • Septenary — Sep ten*a*ry, a. [L. septenairus, from septeni seven each, septem seven: cf. F. sept[ e]naire. See {Seven}. ] 1. Consisting of, or relating to, seven; as, a septenary number. I. Watts. [1913 Webster] 2. Lasting seven years; continuing seven years …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • septenary — [sep′tə ner΄ē, sep ten′ə rē] adj. [L septenarius < septem, SEVEN] 1. of the number seven 2. consisting of or forming a group of seven 3. SEPTENNIAL n. pl. septenaries a group or set of seven, esp. seven years …   English World dictionary

  • Septenary — The septenary numeral system is the base num|7 number system, and uses the digits 0 6. Multiplication table One advantage of this system is that 3.1 (22/7) is a reasonably good approximation for Pi.In Fiction*The Tau of Sci fi Table top battle… …   Wikipedia

  • septenary — adjective a) Consisting of or containing seven. ... indeed if further evidence than that of bestial and savage counting were required to show that finger numeration and the quinary system were not primeval, it would be afforded by the development …   Wiktionary

  • septenary — /sep teuh ner ee/, adj., n., pl. septenaries. adj. 1. of or pertaining to the number seven or forming a group of seven. 2. septennial. n. 3. a group or set of seven. 4. a period of seven years. 5. the number seven. 6. Pros. a line of seven feet.… …   Universalium

  • septenary — sep·te·nar·y || sep tenÉ™rɪ /sep tɪːnrɪ n. group of seven items; period of seven years; number 7 adj. pertaining to the number 7; of a period of seven years; occurring every seven years; comprising a group of seven items …   English contemporary dictionary

  • septenary — [ sɛptɪn(ə)ri, ti:n(ə)ri] adjective relating to or divided into seven. noun (plural septenaries) a group or set of seven, in particular a period of seven years. Origin ME: from L. septenarius (see septenarius) …   English new terms dictionary

  • septenary — sep·tenary …   English syllables

  • septenary — sep•te•nar•y [[t]ˈsɛp təˌnɛr i[/t]] adj. of or pertaining to the number seven or forming a group of seven • Etymology: 1570–80; < L septēnārius …   From formal English to slang

  • septenary — /sɛpˈtinəri/ (say sep teenuhree) adjective 1. of or relating to the number seven; forming a group of seven. 2. → septennial. –noun (plural septenaries) 3. a group or set of seven. 4. a period of seven years. 5. the number seven. 6. Prosody a line …   Australian English dictionary

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