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EtymologyEdit

From Latin decem (ten) + annum (year).

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decennium (plural decenniums or decennia)

  1. A period of ten years.
    • 1998, soc.culture.netherlands, Usenet[1]:
      G.B. still has to cope with the heritage of approx. 20 years of consecutive Conservative reigns, just as you guys are getting your act together after almost a decennium of Enlightened Ronnie.
    • 1996, soc.culture.usa, Usenet[2]:
      Christian leaders refused even to *look* through Galileo's telescope (as a matter of fact, the Vatican cleared Galileo's name only as late as in the previous decennium).

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Although decade may be taken as any group of ten years, it is commonly restricted to the informal ten-year periods of the calendar whose last digits run from 0 to 9. Decennium &c. has no such restriction.

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DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin decennium.

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decennium n (singular definite decenniet, plural indefinite decennier)

  1. decade; a period of ten years

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decennium n (plural decennia or decenniën, diminutive decenniumpje n)

  1. a period of ten years

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Wikipedia la

EtymologyEdit

decem (ten) + annus (year)

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decennium n (genitive decenniī or decennī); second declension

  1. decennium; decade

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Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative decennium decennia
Genitive decenniī
decennī1
decenniōrum
Dative decenniō decenniīs
Accusative decennium decennia
Ablative decenniō decenniīs
Vocative decennium decennia

1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).

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decennium n

  1. decade; a period of ten years

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Declension of decennium 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative decennium decenniet decennier decennierna
Genitive decenniums decenniets decenniers decenniernas