Definition of novenary in English:

novenary

noun

rare
  • An aggregate or set of nine.

adjective

rare
  • Relating to, consisting of, or based on the number nine.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in William Harrison (1535–1593), historian and topographer. From classical Latin novēnārius consisting of nine, in post-classical Latin also as noun, set of nine, and (in neuter form novenarium) set of prayers for nine days, novena from novem nine + -ārius.

Pronunciation

novenary

/nə(ʊ)ˈviːn(ə)ri//ˈnɒvənəri/