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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: A period of four years.
From Latin quadri (four) + annus (year), ultimately from the Indo-European root at- (to go), which is also the source of annual, annals, annuity, anniversary, and perennial. Earliest documented use: 1779.
"Maybe it's because I'm an Olympic dad, but my wife and I had a baby each quadrennium."
Jean Lopez, et al.; Family Power; Celebra; 2009.
See more usage examples of quadrennium in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf and take an insect view of its plain. -Henry David Thoreau, naturalist and author (1817-1862)
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