Definition of Hebdomad

1. Noun. Any period of seven consecutive days. "It rained for a week"

Exact synonyms: Week
Generic synonyms: Period, Period Of Time, Time Period
Terms within: Calendar Day, Civil Day, Day Of The Week, Weekend
Specialized synonyms: Week From Monday, Rag, Rag Week, Holy Week, Passion Week, Shibah, Shiva, Shivah
Derivative terms: Hebdomadal, Hebdomadary, Weekly



Definition of Hebdomad

1. n. A week; a period of seven days.

Definition of Hebdomad

1. Noun. A group of seven. ¹

2. Noun. A period of seven days, a week. ¹

3. Noun. (gnosticism) A group of seven superhuman beings. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hebdomad

1. the number seven [n -S]

Medical Definition of Hebdomad

1. A week; a period of seven days. Origin: L. Hebdomas, -adis, Gr. "ebdomas the number seven days, fr. Seventh, seven. See Seven. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hebdomad

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heavy whipping cream
heavyhanded
heavyhearted
heavyheartedly
heavyheartedness
heavying
heavyish
heavys
heavyset
heavyweight
heavyweights
heazlewoodite
hebbosome
hebbosomes
hebdomad (current term)
hebdomadal
hebdomadally
hebdomadaries
hebdomadary
hebdomads
hebdomatical
hebe
hebe-
heben
hebenon
hebenons
hebens
hebephile
hebephiles

Literary usage of Hebdomad

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1. The Secret Doctrine: The Synthesis of Science, Religion, and Philosophy by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1917)
"... THE MYSTERIES OF THE hebdomad WE must not close this Part on the Symbolism of Archaic History, without an attempt to explain the perpetual recurrence of ..."

2. Rest Days: A Study in Early Law and Morality by Hutton Webster (1916)
"No other number will divide the lunation without a remainder. However, the hebdomad furnishes a less satisfactory time-unit than the ..."

3. Thrice-greatest Hermes: Studies in Hellenistic Theosophy and Gnosis by Hermes (1906)
"... energies of the human soul; the mental energies led into error by the animal passions. THE "OPHITE" hebdomad Now if we turn to Salmon's article on the ..."

4. The Mechanics' Magazine, Museum, Register, Journal, and Gazette (1830)
"The hebdomad, then, is spoken of in a twofold respect; one, indeed, subsisting within the decad, which is seven times measured by the monad alone, ..."

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