quadricentenary love



from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A 400th anniversary or celebration.
  • adj. Of or relating to a span of 400 years or to a 400th anniversary.


From alteration of Latin quadringentī, quadrigentī, four hundred (on the model of such words as tercentenary).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


  • This act of cultural generosity is part of the Hispanisphere's celebration of the quadricentenary of the publication of the first installment of two of Don Quijote de la Mancha.

    languagehat.com: QUIPU.

  • Another book put out in honour of the quadricentenary is David J. Breeze, The Queen's Progress, (London: HMSO, 1987), which depicts all the buildings associated with Mary.

    Mary Queen Of Scotland And The Isles

  • The four-hundredth anniversary of that event brought the Prince and Princess of Orange, the heirs to the Dutch throne over to old New Amsterdam for the culmination of the year's quadricentenary celebrations.

    Andrew Cusack

  • In fact, with the Milton quadricentenary coming up, a friend tells me that s book on Milton is a classic, a must-read.

    National Review Online


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