|Word of the
|Definition----a period of fourteen
days; two weeks.
the one word equivalent of the
two words "two weeks". Perhaps it's slightly more economical in that
sense, but mostly fortnight
is an antiquated expression. Many of us get paid every two weeks; few of
us consider that we are paid
from the Old English feowertiene niht, meaning 14 nights. Over time it was
compressed to create the new term.
Most non-English languages do not
have an equivalent one-word term,
and instead only refer to two weeks. Of these samples, only Spanish has a
one-word term; although
French and Dutch do have one-word terms for bimonthly, the
equivalent of fortnightly.
||alle 14 Tage
||ogni quindici giorni
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