American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Archaic A week.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The space of seven nights and days; a week.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Archaic. The space of seven nights and days; a week.
- Middle English senight, contraction of seveniht, from Old English seofon nihta, seven nights : seofon, seven; see seven + nihta, pl. of niht, night; see night. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“_a Month_,' and perhaps 'sennight' is better than 'week.”
“Even more fortunately, he and Idalia had been in Sentarshadeen less than a sennight, and his bedroll (and other camping equipment) were still tucked away in the corners of his room, along with his share of the traveling packs.”
“But as one sennight, then two, passed without sign of him, or Kellen, or Shalkan, her hope for their survival dimmed.”
“He thought of the dryad's lightning-struck tree back in the Wildwood, and what would have happened if the Wild-wood had been as tinder-dry as the country he and Idalia had ridden through for the last sennight.”
“And it wasn't much more than a sennight since she'd called upon the Elves to lend power to the forging of the keystone she'd sent off with Kellen.”
“WILD Magic is especially good for healing-almost anything is a Healing Spell when you come right down to it," Idalia told him a sennight after his arrival, as she used Wild Magic to heal the ankle he'd strained while fishing in a rocky-strewn brook, explaining to him that she was also going to strengthen it so that he wouldn't repeat the injury.”
“Idalia and Canderil spoke easily and companionably about people Kellen didn't know, very much as if they'd last seen each other a sennight ago instead of after an absence on Idalia's part of what must be several years.”
“At last, after a whole sennight of fruitless searching, he set the book he'd been looking at back in its place on the shelf with a disgusted sigh.”
“Today's emergency Council session could only mean that the Council was meeting to review the reports from the field, admit what each of them had known a sennight ago, and fix the blame.”
“It was already late summer, and in a sennight-a fortnight at the most-he would have to turn eastward again, lest winter catch him far from Nerendale's comforts.”
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