See also: Millennium
Alternative forms edit
- millenium (archaic)
- A period of time consisting of one thousand years.
- Coordinate terms: annum, biennium, triennium, quadrennium, quinquennium, sexennium, septennium, octennium, novennium, decennium, centennium, quincentennium, decamillennium, centimillennium, millionennium
- 2013 March 24, Dan Pearson, The Guardian:
- Magnolias are some of the most primitive of our flowering trees, and fossils dating back millennia prove that they have had little need to evolve.
- (Christianity) The period of one thousand years during which Christ will reign on earth (according to Millenarianist interpretations).
- 1888, C. I. Scofield, “The Seven Dispensations”, in Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth (2 Tim. 2:15): Ten Outline Studies of The More Important Divisions of Scripture, Second edition (Religion), Philadelphia, Penn.: Philadelphia School of the Bible, published 1923, →OCLC, page 25:
- After the purifying judgments which attended the personal return of Christ to the Earth, He will reign over restored Israel and over the earth for one thousand years. This is the period commonly called the Millennium. The seat of His power will be Jerusalem, and the saints, including the saved of the Dispensation of Grace, viz., the Church, will be associated with Him in His glory.
- 1911, Saki, “Tobermory”, in The Chronicles of Clovis:
- An archangel ecstatically proclaiming the Millennium, and then finding that it clashed unpardonably with Henley and would have to be indefinitely postponed, could hardly have felt more crestfallen than Cornelius Appin at the reception of his wonderful achievement.
- 1971, Keith Thomas, Religion and the Decline of Magic, Folio Society, published 2012, page 137:
- the end of the world would be heralded by a series of spectacular and symbolic events […]. According to most commentators, this millennium had already begun.
- 2011, Norman Davies, Vanished Kingdoms, Penguin, published 2012, page 117:
- Conrad's later years unfolded in the shadow of the coming Millennium, when the end of the world was forecast.
- A period of universal happiness, peace or prosperity; a utopia.
- 1902, William James, The Varieties of Religious Experience, Folio Society, published 2008, page 318:
- But the aggressive members of society are always tending to become bullies, robbers, and swindlers; and no one believes that such a state of things as we now live in is the millennium.
- (with definite article) The year in which one period of one thousand years ends and another begins, especially the year 2000.
- A huge fireworks display was put on in Sydney to celebrate the millennium.
Derived terms edit
Christianity: the 1000 year reign of Christ
period of universal happiness
Declension of millennium
Further reading edit
- (Classical) IPA(key): /miːlˈlen.ni.um/, [miːlˈlʲɛnːiʊ̃ˑ]
- (modern Italianate Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /milˈlen.ni.um/, [milˈlɛnːium]
Second-declension noun (neuter).
1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).
Norwegian Bokmål edit
Norwegian Nynorsk edit
- a millennium, a period of one thousand years
|Declension of millennium|