millennium
noun (plural millennia or -niums) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin mille thousand + New Latin -ennium (as in biennium) Date: circa 1638 1. a. the thousand years mentioned in Revelation 20 during which holiness is to prevail and Christ is to reign on earth b. a period of great happiness or human perfection 2. a. a period of 1000 years; especially one reckoned from the beginning of the Christian era <
at the start of the third millennium
>
b. a 1000th anniversary or its celebration

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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