Quincentenary meaning

kwĭnsĕn-tĕnə-rē, kwĭn-sĕntə-nĕrē
A 500th anniversary or celebration.
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Of or relating to a span of 500 years or to a 500th anniversary.
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Of a 500th anniversary.
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A 500th anniversary or its commemoration.
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Pertaining to a quincentenary; quincentennial.
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Origin of quincentenary

  • From Latin quīngentī, quīncentī five hundred (on the model of such words as tercentenary) penkwe in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition