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  1. quinzainenoun

    The fifteenth day after a feast day, including both days in the reckoning.


  1. Quinzaine

    Quinzaine is a word of French language derivation: 'a quinzaine' is to Fifteen as 'a dozen' is to Twelve, and 'a trental' is to Thirty. It has various contexts of use in English. 'La quinzaine' is used in French to indicate a two week period, just like 'huit jours' indicates a one week period (in France) even though two weeks are fourteen days and one week is 7 days. It is an old habit to add the current day as to say 'in two weeks plus today'. The English language equivalent is 'fortnight' which means fourteen days.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quinzainenoun

    the fifteenth day after a feast day, including both in the reckoning

  2. Etymology: [F., from quinze fifteen, L. quindecim. See Fifteen.]


  1. Quinzaine

    Quinzaine is an unrhymed verse of fifteen syllables. The word comes from the French word quinze, meaning fifteen. The syllables are distributed over three lines so that there are seven syllables in the first line, five in the second line, and three in the third line. The first line makes a statement. The next two lines ask a question relating to that statement.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Quinzaine

    kwin′zān, n. the fifteenth day onward from a feast day, counting itself: a stanza of fifteen lines. [Fr. quinze, fifteen—L. quindecimquinque, five, decem, ten.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of quinzaine in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of quinzaine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8


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    given to or marked by the consumption of alcohol
    • A. bibulous
    • B. ostensive
    • C. motile
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