septuagenarian

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin septuagenarius ("of the number seventy"), from Latin septuāginta ("seventy") +‎ -an

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septuagenarian (not comparable)

  1. Being between the age of 70 and 79, inclusive. In one's eighth decade.
  2. Of or relating to a septuagenarian.

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septuagenarian (plural septuagenarians)

  1. One who is between the age of 70 and 79, inclusive.
    • 2010, Philip Carr-Gomm, ‎Richard Heygate, The Book of English Magic
      For a ley hunter, local people – particularly the elderly – can be mines of information. Devereux and Thomson recount how they asked a septuagenarian in a remote village the location of an elusive stone, without mentioning the subject of leys: []

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