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Sept

Noun

1 the month following August and preceding October [syn: September, Sep]
2 people descended from a common ancestor; "his family has lived in Massachusetts since the Mayflower" [syn: family, family line, folk, kinfolk, kinsfolk, phratry]

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English

Etymology

A corruption of sect

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. A clan, tribe, or family, proceeding from a common progenitor; -- used especially of the ancient clans in Ireland.
    The chief, struck by the illustration, asked at once to be baptized, and all his sept followed his example. - Samuel Lover

French

Etymology

septem

Pronunciation

  • lang=fr|/sɛt/
  • SAMPA: /sEt/

Cardinal number

sept

Derived terms

Romanian

Etymology

septum

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. septum

Declension

Extensive Definition

For the numerical prefix septua- see Wiktionary.
Sept may refer to:
sept in French: Sept

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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