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 History of this Word

"sept" is from "septem" (seven) spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

More words with this prefix,
septuplet
septillion
septifarious
septenarius

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grammar is modifier

"sept-" is a type of prefix

Definition

A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "seven" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

sept- illustration But I'm going away for September.
sept- illustration I'm still in comparatively good health for a septuagenarian.