Hebdomad Heb"do*mad, n. [L. hebdomas, -adis, Gr. "ebdoma`s the number seven days, fr. ? seventh, ? seven. See {Seven}.] A week; a period of seven days. [R.] --Sir T. Browne.

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  • hebdomad — [heb′dō mad΄, heb′dəmad΄] n. [L hebdomas (gen. hebdomadis) < Gr, the number seven, week < hebdomos, seventh < hepta, SEVEN] seven days; a week hebdomadal [heb däm′ə dəl] adj …   English World dictionary

  • hebdomad — noun Etymology: Latin hebdomad , hebdomas, from Greek, from hebdomos seventh, from hepta seven more at seven Date: 1545 1. a group of seven 2. a period of seven days ; week …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hebdomad — /heb deuh mad /, n. 1. the number seven. 2. a period of seven successive days; week. [1535 45; < L hebdomad < Gk (s. of hebdomás week), equiv. to hébdom(os) seventh (see HEPTA ) + ad AD1] * * * …   Universalium

  • hebdomad — heb•do•mad [[t]ˈhɛb dəˌmæd[/t]] n. 1) a group of seven 2) a period of seven days; week • Etymology: 1535–45; < L hebdomad < Gk (s. of hebdomás week) =hébdom(os) seventh (see hepta ) + ad ad I …   From formal English to slang

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  • hebdomad — noun /ˈhɛbdəmæd/ a) A group of seven. b) A period of a seven days, a week …   Wiktionary

  • hebdomad — n. number seven; week …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hebdomad — heb·do·mad …   English syllables

  • hebdomad — /ˈhɛbdəmæd/ (say hebduhmad) noun 1. the number seven. 2. seven days; a week. {Latin hebdomas the number seven, from Greek hepta seven} …   Australian English dictionary

  • hebdomad —   n. (group of) seven; a week.    ♦ hebdomadal weekly; consisting of a week.    ♦ hebdomadary, adj …   Dictionary of difficult words

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