decennium

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin decennium, from decennis (10-year) + -ium (forming abstract nouns).

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NounEdit

decennium (plural decenniums or decennia)

  1. Synonym of decade: a ten year period.
    Coordinate terms: annum, biennium, triennium, quadrennium, quinquennium, sexennium, septennium, octennium, novennium, centennium, quincentennium, millennium, decamillennium, centimillennium, millionennium
    • 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).

Usage notesEdit

When decennium is used in place of the more common decade, it is generally employed to avoid the connection of decade with the set spans of ten year calendar periods whose last digits run from 0 to 9.

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DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin decennium.

NounEdit

decennium n (singular definite decenniet, plural indefinite decennier)

  1. decade; a period of ten years

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin decennium.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˌdeːˈsɛ.ni.ʏm/
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  • Hyphenation: de‧cen‧ni‧um
  • Rhymes: -ɛniʏm

NounEdit

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

  1. A decade, a period of ten years.

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LatinEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

decennis +‎ -ium

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

decennium n (genitive decenniī or decennī); second declension

  1. decennium; decade

DeclensionEdit

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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ReferencesEdit

  • decennium”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • decennium in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette

Norwegian BokmålEdit

NounEdit

decennium n (definite singular decenniet, indefinite plural decennier, definite plural decennia or decenniene)

  1. alternative spelling of desennium

Norwegian NynorskEdit

NounEdit

decennium n (definite singular decenniet, indefinite plural decennium, definite plural decennia)

  1. alternative spelling of desennium

SwedishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

decennium n

  1. decade; a period of ten years

DeclensionEdit

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