fortnight

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From Middle English fourtenight, fourten night, from Old English fēowertīene niht (fourteen days), equivalent to fourteen +‎ night. Compare sennight.

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fortnight (plural fortnights)

  1. (chiefly Britain, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, dated elsewhere) A period of 2 weeks.

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  • fortnight”, in Merriam–Webster Online Dictionary.