septennium

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First attested in 1868; from the Latin septennium, a collateral form of septuennium (a period of seven years).

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septennium (plural septennia)

  1. A period of seven years.
    • 1868, Mark Pattison, Suggestions on Academical Organisation with Especial Reference to Oxford, section VI: “Of the Studies Preliminary to the Degree”, § 4: ‘Liberal Studies (Arts) and Special Studies (Science)’, page 265:
      It might be sufficient to answer, that, of the septennium required for the arts degree in the old system the greater portion is now spent at school.

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septennium n (genitive septenniī or septennī); second declension

  1. Alternative spelling of septuennium

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Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative septennium septennia
Genitive septenniī
septennī1
septenniōrum
Dative septenniō septenniīs
Accusative septennium septennia
Ablative septenniō septenniīs
Vocative septennium septennia

1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).

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