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- adj. Consisting of or containing seven.
- adj. Of seventh rank or order.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Consisting of, or relating to, seven.
- adj. Lasting seven years; continuing seven years.
- n. The number seven.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Consisting of or relating to seven: as, a septenary number.
- Lasting seven years; occurring once in seven years: as, a septenary term; a septenary council.
- n. The number seven; the heptad.
- n. A group of seven things.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the cardinal number that is the sum of six and one
One of the oldest lines of modern English verse is the so-called septenary (septenarius), having had a nearly continuous tradition from the twelfth-century Poema Morale down (in its divided form) to the present.
One example is a ritual producing a specific type of energy (associated say which a specific sphere of the septenary) and then directing this energy to a certain geographical area.
Subsequently, septenary figures preoccupied Pico della Mirandola (Heptaplus), Giulio Camillo, John Dee, and Joachim Frizius, who wrote an influential treatise on Rosicrucianism in 1626.
Heraclitus and the Stoics say, that men begin their completeness when the second septenary of years begins, about which time the seminal serum is emitted.
After the same manner a man is completed in the second septenary of years, and is capable of learning what is good and evil, and of discipline therein.
Pantagruel, having writ his letters, sat down at table with him, and afterwards presented him with a large chain of gold, weighing eight hundred crowns, between whose septenary links some large diamonds, rubies, emeralds, turquoise stones, and unions were alternately set in.
In the septenary system Baphomet, as Mistress of Earth, is linked to the sixth sphere (Jupiter) and the star Deneb.
In contrast, the sinister aspect of the Mistress (i.e. Baphomet) was celebrated in the Autumn and was linked to the rising of Arcturus, Arcturus itself being related to the sinister male aspect (second sphere of the septenary), later identified with Lucifer/Satan.
Hence, deriving the suggestion from the apparent septenary rest in nature, they taught that
The only much-used unequal couplet is the combination, now old-fashioned, of an alexandrine and a septenary, and called, from the number of syllables, Poulter's Measure, because, says Gascoigne (1575),