American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A group of seven.
- n. A period of seven days; a week.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The number seven; the idea of seven, or the quality of being seven in number.
- n. The sum of seven things; a collection of seven persons or things; specifically, a group of seven days; a week.
- n. In some Gnostic systems, a group of super-human beings, angels, or divine emanations; in the systems of Basilides and Valentinus, the sphere of the Demiurge, sublunary, and lower than the ogdoad, or a title of the Demiurge himself. The Gnostic uses of the word were apparently developed from the idea of the seven planets or planetary heavens, or that of gods, spirits, or angels personifying, indwelling, ruling, or creating them; then, in a collective sense, it came to mean the whole sublunary sphere, or its ruler.
- n. A group of seven.
- n. A period of seven days, a week.
- n. Gnosticism A group of seven superhuman beings.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. rare A week; a period of seven days.
- n. any period of seven consecutive days
- From Late Latin hebdomas, from Ancient Greek ἑβδομάς (hebdomas, "group of seven"), from ἑπτά (hepta, "seven") (Wiktionary)
- Latin hebdomas, hebdomad-, the number seven, from Greek, from hebdomos, seventh, from hepta, seven; see septm̥ in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“hebdomad", a series corresponding to the chief divinities of the pagan pantheon: from these are derived "forces", or "souls", which alone are operative in nature, although, since they are the lowest derivatives, their efficacy is least.”
“It's Holy Week, the most important hebdomad in the Christian calendar.”
“Because we do not accept their monstrous allegations, they say that we go on living in the hebdomad [the lower regions], as if we could not lift our minds to the things on high, nor understand the things that are above.”
“We caught up with BianRosa this hebdomad to intend an update.”
“[Marginal note: Quadragesime.] xl. et equitando, quantum equi trotare poterant, quoniam habebamus equos recentes fer� ter aut quater omni die, properabamus de mane vsque ad noctem, im� etiam de nocte s鎝issim�, nec tamen ante quartam feriam maioris hebdomad� potuimus ad ipsum peruenire.”
“Their mother dwells in that place which is above the heavens, that is, in the intermediate abode; the Demiurge in the heavenly place, that is, in the hebdomad; but the Cosmocrator in this our world.”
“It is supposed that for the first three and a half years of the hebdomad (Da 9: 20-27), God will be worshipped in the temple; in the latter three and a half years,”
“Why he should choose to express that interval by fifty, rather than by fifty-two, weeks, may be surmised in two ways: first, because the latter phrase would be unpoetical and unmanageable; and, secondly, because he might fancy that the week of the Pagan Theseus would be more appropriately represented by a lunar quarter than by a Jewish hebdomad.”
“But on their new album, Seven Steps out Feb. 21, its members circle around the mysterious - and some might even say spiritual - power of the hebdomad.”
“Finally, about one hebdomad later begin to pre-pay your three loans.”
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