semester

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From German Semester, from New Latin sēmestris (from sex (six) + mēnsis (month).

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semester (plural semesters)

  1. Half of a school year (US) or academic year such as fall or spring semester.
    I will graduate at the end of the spring semester.
  2. A period or term of six months.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Semester, from New Latin sēmestris (lasting six months), from sex (six) + mēnsis (month).

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  • IPA(key): /semɛstər/, [seˈmɛsd̥ɐ]

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semester n (singular definite semestret or semesteret, plural indefinite semestre)

  1. semester (half of school year)

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From New Latin sēmestris (lasting six months); sex (six) + mēnsis (month). See also German Semester.

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semester c

  1. a holiday/vacation, especially from work
    Nästan alla här går på semester under sensommaren.
    Almost everyone here goes on vacation during late summer.
  2. an activity related to vacationing, especially in compound terms
    Jag åkte på campingsemester med kollegerna.
    I went on a camping vacation with my colleagues.
  3. (figuratively) a relief from a taxing situation
    Vi behöver ta semester från varandra.
    We need to take a break from each other.

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