quincentenary


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quin·cen·ten·a·ry

 (kwĭn′sĕn-tĕn′ə-rē, kwĭn-sĕn′tə-nĕr′ē)
n. pl. quin·cen·ten·a·ries
A 500th anniversary or celebration.
adj.
Of or relating to a span of 500 years or to a 500th anniversary.

[From Latin quīngentī, quīncentī, five hundred (on the model of such words as tercentenary); see penkwe in Indo-European roots.]

quincentenary

(ˌkwɪnsɛnˈtiːnərɪ)
n, pl -naries
a 500th anniversary or the year or celebration marking it
[C19: irregularly from Latin quinque five + centenary]
quincentennial adj, n
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quincentenary - the 500th anniversary (or the celebration of it)
anniversary, day of remembrance - the date on which an event occurred in some previous year (or the celebration of it)
Adj.1.quincentenary - of or relating to a 500th anniversary; "the quincentennial celebration of the founding of the city"
Translations

quincentenary

[ˌkwɪnsenˈtiːnərɪ] Nquinto centenario m

quincentenary

nfünfhundertster Jahrestag; (also quincentenary celebrations)Fünfhundertjahrfeier f
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