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  • Sennight — Sen night, n. [Contr. fr. sevennight.] The space of seven nights and days; a week. [Written also {se nnight}.] [Archaic.] Shak. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sennight — [sen′īt, sen′it] n. [ME sennyt < OE seofon nihta: see SEVEN & NIGHT] Archaic a week …   English World dictionary

  • sennight — noun Seven days and nights; a week. As for his marriage with the Lady Margaret, fixed though it was for this day sennight, the thing was so palpably absurd that he scarcely gave it a thought …   Wiktionary

  • sennight — also se nnight noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English seofon nihta seven nights Date: 15th century archaic the space of seven nights and days ; week …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sennight — /sen uyt, it/, n. Archaic. a week. Also, se nnight. [bef. 1000; ME sevenyht, seoveniht(e), sennyght, etc., OE seofon nihta. See SEVEN, NIGHT] * * * …   Universalium

  • sennight — see FORTNIGHT …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • sennight — n. week; period of seven nights and days (Archaic) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sennight — [ sɛnʌɪt] noun archaic a week. Origin OE seofon nihta seven nights …   English new terms dictionary

  • sennight — sen·night …   English syllables

  • sennight — /ˈsɛnaɪt/ (say senuyt) noun Obsolete a week. Also, se nnight. {Middle English sennyght, sevenyght, Old English seofan nihta seven nights. See seven, night. Compare fortnight} …  

  • sennight —   n. week …   Dictionary of difficult words

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