Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A week; any period of seven consecutive days and nights.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A week; any period of seven consecutive days and nights. See sennight.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The period of seven days and nights; a week, or the time from one day of the week to the next day of the same denomination preceding or following. See sennight.

Etymologies

From the Middle English sēven-night, from the Old English seofon ("seven") + nihta (the genitive plural form of niht, “night”); equivalent to seven + night; compare the Modern English noun fortnight and the Old English adjective seofonnihte. (Wiktionary)

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