One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1attributive Consisting of seven parts or elements.
- ‘Ironically detached, they will not test, one-by-one, the proposed septuple functions of Christ's hand, nor will heptamerousness appall them.’
- 1.1 Consisting of seven times as much or as many as usual.
- 1.2 (of time in music) having seven beats in a bar.‘an air in septuple time’
Multiply (something) by seven; increase sevenfold.
Early 17th century (as a verb): from late Latin septuplus, from Latin septem ‘seven’.
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