Origin of sevenMiddle English seoven ; from Old English seofon, akin to German sieben ; from Indo-European base an unverified form septṃ from source Classical Latin septem, Classical Greek heptā
- the cardinal number between six and eight; 7; VII
- any group of seven people or things
- something numbered seven or having seven units, as a playing card, throw of dice, etc.
- The cardinal number equal to 6 + 1.
- The seventh in a set or sequence.
Origin of sevenMiddle English, from Old English seofon; see sept&mlowring; in Indo-European roots.
(countable and uncountable, plural sevens)
From Middle English, from Old English seofon (“seven"), from Proto-Germanic *sebun (“seven"), from Proto-Indo-European *septá¸¿Ì¥ (“seven"). Cognate with Scots sevin (“seven"), West Frisian sÃ¢n (“seven"), Saterland Frisian soogen (“seven"), Dutch zeven (“seven"), German sieben (“seven"), Danish syv (“seven"), Icelandic sjÃ¶ (“seven"), Latin septem (“seven"), Ancient Greek á¼‘Ï€Ï„Î¬ (heptÃ¡, “seven"), Russian ÑÐµÐ¼ÑŒ (sem'), Sanskrit à¤¸à¤ªà¥à¤¤à¤¨à¥ (saptÃ¡n).