One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Weekly (used especially of organizations which meet weekly)‘Oxford University's Hebdomadal Council’
once a week, seven-dayView synonyms
- ‘The hebdomadal letter does not always represent the same weekday every year.’
- ‘Incidentally, when looking to see whether I really meant gerund, I encountered ‘hebdomadal’ - occurring every seven days.’
- ‘That hebdomadal structure, dividing into four the 28 days of the lunar calendar and allocating one day to be special, is an ancient thing, probably pre-dating the Hebrews, probably going back to the Sumerians.’
- ‘Though I doubt we have sufficient data to produce statistically significant results by this method, other epigraphic evidence also points to the spread of the hebdomadal week in the first century.’
Early 17th century (in the sense ‘lasting seven days’): from late Latin hebdomadalis, from Greek hebdomas, hebdomad- ‘the number seven, seven days’, from hepta ‘seven’.
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