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A corruption of sect, influenced by Latin saeptum (“fence, enclosure”).
sept (plural septs)
- A clan, tribe, or family, proceeding from a common progenitor; especially, one of the ancient clans of Ireland.
- 1842, Samuel Lover, Handy Andy, volume 2:
- The chief, struck by the illustration, asked at once to be baptized, and all his sept followed his example.
- An enclosure; a railing.
- sept on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- Sept in the Encyclopædia Britannica (11th edition, 1911)
- “sept”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.
Probably influenced by weep → wept.
- (nonstandard, rare) simple past tense and past participle of seep
- For quotations using this term, see Citations:sept.
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| Cardinal: sept|
Ordinal abbreviation: 7e, (now nonstandard) 7ème
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Inherited from Middle French sept, from Old French set, from Latin septem (“seven”), from Proto-Indo-European *septḿ̥.
- IPA(key): /sɛt/
- (archaic, before a consonant or aspirate h) IPA(key): /sɛ/
- Rhymes: -ɛt
- Homophones: cet, cette, set, Sète
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- “sept”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
From Old French set.
- French: sept
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|Cardinal : sept|
- saept (Guernsey)
From Latin septem, from Proto-Indo-European *septḿ̥.
Audio (Jersey) (file)
- dgiêx-sept (“seventeen”)
Borrowed from French septum, itself a borrowing from Latin saeptum.
sept n (plural septuri)
Declension of sept
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|nominative/accusative||(un) sept||septul||(niște) septuri||septurile|
|genitive/dative||(unui) sept||septului||(unor) septuri||septurilor|
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