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 *septḿ̥ (“seven”). Cognate with Scots sevin (“seven”), West Frisian sân (“seven”), Saterland Frisian soogen (“seven”), Dutch zeven (“seven”), German sieben (“seven”), Danish syv (“seven”), Icelandic sjö (“seven”), Latin septem (“seven”), Ancient Greek ἑπτά (heptá, “seven”), Russian семь (sem'), Sanskrit सप्तन् (saptán).