Septiform to Seraph
(Sep"ti*form) a. [Septum + -form.] Having the form of a septum.
(Sep*tif"ra*gal) a. [Septum + L. frangere, fractum, to break.] (Bot.) Breaking from the
partitions; said of a method of dehiscence in which the valves of a pod break away from the partitions,
and these remain attached to the common axis.
(Sep`ti*lat"er*al) a. [Septi- + lateral.] Having seven sides; as, a septilateral figure.
(Sep*til"lion) n. [F. septilion, formed fr. L. septem seven, in imitation of million.] According
to the French method of numeration the number expressed by a unit with twenty-four ciphers annexed.
According to the English method, the number expressed by a unit with forty-two ciphers annexed. See
(Sep"ti*mole) n. [L. septem seven.] (Mus.) A group of seven notes to be played in the time
of four or six.
(Sep*tin"su*lar) a. [Septi- + insular.] Consisting of seven islands; as, the septinsular republic
of the Ionian Isles.
(Sep"ti*syl`la*ble) n. [Septi- + syllable.] A word of seven syllables.
(Sep*to"ic) a. [L. septem seven.] (Chem.) See Heptoic. [R.]
(Sep`to*max"il*la*ry) a. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the nasal septum and the maxilla; situated
in the region of these parts. n. A small bone between the nasal septum and the maxilla in many
reptiles and amphibians.
(Sep`tu*a*ge*na"ri*an) n. A person who is seventy years of age; a septuagenary.
(Sep`tu*ag"e*na*ry) a. [L. septuagenarius, fr. septuageny seventy each; akin to septuaginta
seventy, septem seven. See Seven.] Consisting of seventy; also, seventy years old. n. A septuagenarian.
(||Sep`tu*a*ges"i*ma) n. [NL., fr. L. septuagesimus the seventieth, fr. septuaginta seventy.]
(Eccl.) The third Sunday before Lent; so called because it is about seventy days before Easter.
(Sep`tu*a*ges"i*mal) a. Consisting of seventy days, years, etc.; reckoned by seventies.
Our abridged and septuagesimal age.Sir T. Browne.
(Sep"tu*a*gint) n. [From L. septuaginta seventy.] A Greek version of the Old Testament;
so called because it was believed to be the work of seventy (or rather of seventy-two) translators.
The causes which produced it [the Septuagint], the number and names of the translators, the times
at which different portions were translated, are all uncertain. The only point in which all agree is that
Alexandria was the birthplace of the version. On one other point there is a near agreement, namely, as
to time, that the version was made, or at least commenced, in the time of the early Ptolemies, in the first
half of the third century b.c. Dr. W. Smith (Bib. Dict.)
Septuagint chronology, the chronology founded upon the dates of the Septuagint, which makes 1500
years more from the creation to Abraham than the Hebrew Bible.
(Sep"tu*a*ry) n. [L. septem seven.] Something composed of seven; a week. [R.] Ash.
(Sep"tu*late) a. [Dim. fr. septum.] (Bot.) Having imperfect or spurious septa.