One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An outstanding group of seven people or things.‘the celebrated pleiad of French poets’
- ‘The Alexandrian Pleiad is the name given to a group of seven Alexandrian poets and tragedians in the 3rd century B.C.’
- ‘From the constellation we have sketched out, there emerges an inspirational (although this a subjective preference) pleiad of authors, who in the last five years or so have produced a range of suggestive and effective literary works.’
Early 17th century: from Pleiades.
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