Definition of Fortnights

1. Noun. (plural of fortnight) ¹



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Definition of Fortnights

1. fortnight [n] - See also: fortnight

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fortnights

fortissimi
fortissimo
fortissimos
fortississimo
fortississimos
fortition
fortitude
fortitudes
fortitudinous
fortlet
fortlets
fortlike
fortnight
fortnightlies
fortnightly
fortnights (current term)
fortravel
fortread
fortress
fortressed
fortresses
fortressing
fortresslike
forts
fortuit
fortuities
fortuitism
fortuitous
fortuitously
fortuitousness

Literary usage of Fortnights

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1. The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques & Discoveries of the English by Richard Hakluyt (1903)
"THE ENGLISH VOYAGES name) to Island, it is not above a fortnights sailing with an ordinarie winde, and hath bene of many yeeres a very common and usuall ..."

2. The Satapatha-brâhmana: According to the Text of the Mâdhyandina School by Julius Eggeling (1897)
"the Yavas, doubtless, are the first (light) fortnights ... share on the first fortnights, he bestowed lordship on the latter fortnights;—'the creatures are ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"The lunar month is divided into two fortnights ... simply, by the amanta system the dark fortnights of Chaitra and ..."

4. Journal of the American Oriental Society by American Oriental Society (1898)
"From the smoke it goes unto night, from night to day, from day to the dark fortnights, from the dark fortnights to the bright fortnights, from the bright ..."

5. Folklore by Folklore Society (Great Britain) (1894)
"... bane = Three fortnights, whole fortnights, It is from St. Thomas's Day [December 2ist] in the Christmas to white St. Bridget's Day [February ist] (see ..."

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