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Re: Fortnight

Posted by Bruce Kahl on July 20, 2001

In Reply to: Fortnight posted by Leah on July 20, 2001

: Where does the term 'fortnight' come from?

Main Entry: fort·night
Pronunciation: 'fOrt-"nIt, 'fort-
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English fourtenight, alteration of fourtene night, from Old English fEowertyne niht fourteen nights
Date: before 12th century
: a period of 14 days : two weeks