from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Latin verse used only in comedy and consisting of seven feet, especially a catalectic iambic or trochaic tetrameter.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Latin pros., a verse consisting of seven feet.
Latin septēnārius, of seven, from septēnī, seven each, from septem, seven; see septennial.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)