Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Septate adjective [ Latin septum , saeptum , partition.] Divided by partition or partitions; having septa; as, a septate pod or shell.
[ Latin , from septem
seven, as being the seventh month of the Roman year, which began with March: confer French septembre
. See Seven
.] The ninth month of the year, containing thurty days.
Septemberer noun A Setembrist. Carlyle.
Septembrist noun [ French septembriste .] An agent in the massacres in Paris, committed in patriotic frenzy, on the 22d of September, 1792.
Septemfluous adjective [ Latin septemfluus ; septem seven + fluere to flow.] Flowing sevenfold; divided into seven streams or currents. [ R.] Fuller.
Septempartite adjective [ Latin septem seven + English partite .] Divided nearly to the base into seven parts; as, a septempartite leaf.
Septemtrioun noun Septentrion. [ Obsolete]
, Latin Septemviri
. [ Latin septemviri
, plural; septem
seven + viri
, plural of vir
man.] (Rom. Hist.) One of a board of seven men associated in some office.
Septemvirate noun [ Latin septemviratus .] The office of septemvir; a government by septimvirs.
[ Latin septenairus
, from septeni
seven each, septem
seven: confer French septénaire
. See Seven
. ] 1. Consisting of, or relating to, seven; as, a septenary number. I. Watts. 2. Lasting seven years; continuing seven years.
Septenary noun The number seven. [ R.] Holinshed.
Septenate adjective [ Latin septeni seven each.] (Botany) Having parts in sevens; heptamerous.
Septennate noun [ French septennat .] A period of seven years; as, the septennate during which the President of the French Republic holds office.
[ Latin septennium
a period of seven years; septem
seven + annus
year. See Seven
, and Annual
.] 1. Lasting or continuing seven years; as, septennial parliaments. 2. Happening or returning once in every seven years; as, septennial elections in England.
Septennially adverb Once in seven years.
Septentrial adjective Septentrional. Drayton.
[ Latin See Septentrion
.] (Astron.) The constellation Ursa Major.
[ Latin septentrio
the northern regions, the north, from septentriones
the seven stars near the north pole, called Charles's Wain, or the Great Bear, also those called the Little Bear; properly, the seven plow oxen; septem
seven + trio
, orig., a plow ox: confer French septentrion
.] The north or northern regions. Shak.
Both East West, South and Septentrioun . Chaucer.
Septentrion, Septentrional adjective [ Latin septentrionalis : confer French septentrional .] Of or pertaining to the north; northern. "From cold septentrion blasts." Milton.
Septentrionality noun Northerliness.
Septentrionally adverb Northerly.
Septentrionate intransitive verb To tend or point toward the north; to north. Sir T. Browne.
Septet, Septette noun [ From Latin septem seven, like duet , from Latin duo .]
1. A set of seven persons or objects; as, a septet of singers. 2. (Mus.) A musical composition for seven instruments or seven voices; -- called also septuor .
[ French sept
seven (L. septem
) + English foil
leaf: confer Latin septifolium
.] 1. (Botany) A European herb, the tormentil. See Tormentil . 2. (Architecture) An ornamental foliation having seven lobes. Confer Cinquefoil , Quarterfoil , and Trefoil . 3. (Eccl.Art.) A typical figure, consisting of seven equal segments of a circle, used to denote the gifts of the Holy Chost, the seven sacraments as recognized by the Roman Catholic Church, etc.
Septi- [ Latin septem seven.] A combining form meaning seven ; as, septi folious, seven-leaved; septi -lateral, seven-sided.
Septic adjective [ Septi- + - ic .] (Math.) Of the seventh degree or order. -- noun (Alg.) A quantic of the seventh degree.
Septic noun A substance that promotes putrefaction.
Septic, Septical adjective [ Latin septicus , Greek ............, from ............ to make putrid: confer French septique .] Having power to promote putrefaction.
Septically adverb In a septic manner; in a manner tending to promote putrefaction.
Septicidal adjective [ Septum + Latin caedere to cut: confer French septicide .] (Botany) Dividing the partitions; -- said of a method of dehiscence in which a pod splits through the partitions and is divided into its component carpels.
[ See Septic
.] Tendency to putrefaction; septic quality.
Septicæmia noun [ New Latin , from Greek ......... putrefactive + ......... blood.] (Medicine) A poisoned condition of the blood produced by the absorption into it of septic or putrescent material; blood poisoning. It is marked by chills, fever, prostration, and inflammation of the different serous membranes and of the lungs, kidneys, and other organs.
[ Latin septifariam
sevenfold. Confer Bifarious
.] (Botany) Turned in seven different ways.
Septiferous adjective [ Septum + -ferous : confer French septifère .] (Botany) Bearing a partition; -- said of the valves of a capsule.
Septiferous adjective [ Greek ......... putrefied + -ferous .] Conveying putrid poison; as, the virulence of septiferous matter.
[ CF. Septemfluous
.] Flowing in seven streams; septemfluous.
Septifolious adjective [ Septi- + Latin folium leaf.] (Botany) Having seven leaves.
Septiform adjective [ Septum + -form .] Having the form of a septum.
Septifragal adjective [ Septum + Latin frangere , fractum , to break.] (Botany) Breaking from the partitions; -- said of a method of dehiscence in which the valves of a pod break away from the partitions, and these remain attached to the common axis.
Septilateral adjective [ Septi- + lateral .] Having seven sides; as, a septilateral figure.
[ French septilion
, formed from Latin septem
seven, in imitation of million
.] According to the French method of numeration (which is followed also in the United States), the number expressed by a unit with twenty-four ciphers annexed. According to the English method, the number expressed by a unit with forty-two ciphers annexed. See Numeration .
Septimole noun [ Latin septem seven.] (Mus.) A group of seven notes to be played in the time of four or six.
Septinsular adjective [ Sept i- + insular .] Consisting of seven islands; as, the septinsular republic of the Ionian Isles.
Septisyllable noun [ Septi- + syllable .] A word of seven syllables.
[ Latin septem
seven.] (Chemistry) See Heptoic .
Septomaxillary adjective (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the nasal septum and the maxilla; situated in the region of these parts. -- noun A small bone between the nasal septum and the maxilla in many reptiles and amphibians.
Septuagenarian noun A person who is seventy years of age; a septuagenary.
[ Latin septuagenarius
, from septuageny
seventy each; akin to septuaginta
seven. See Seven
.] Consisting of seventy; also, seventy years old.
-- noun A septuagenarian.
Septuagesima noun [ New Latin , from Latin septuagesimus the seventieth, from septuaginta seventy.] (Eccl.) The third Sunday before Lent; -- so called because it is about seventy days before Easter.
Septuagesimal adjective Consisting of seventy days, years, etc.; reckoned by seventies.
Our abridged and septuagesimal age. Sir T. Browne.