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May 17, 2022
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Unusual synonyms

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hebdomadal

hebdomadal
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hebdomadal

PRONUNCIATION:
(heb-DOM-uh-duhl)

MEANING:
adjective: Weekly.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin hebdomas, from Greek hepta (seven). Earliest documented use: 1612.

USAGE:
“I still look forward to the hebdomadal arrival of SI as I did when I was a boy and read my brother’s subscription.”
Raymond J. De Souza; Sixty years of Sports Illustrated; National Post (Don Mills, Canada); Aug 21, 2014.

See more usage examples of hebdomadal in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

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