Reading old scientifical papers is hardgoing, but occasionally it makes up for it by throwing me a delightful new word..
Any guesses what “quinquennium” means?
I had no idea, but it was too good not to look up…
Turns out it’s a period of 5 years (or a 200th of a millenium :))
According to Wiktionary.org you can also say quinquenniad or quintennium.
The plural is quinquennia or quinquenniums
- (adj.): quinquennial, quintennial
- (4-year period): quadrennium
- (6-year period): sexennium
Isn’t language awesome?! 🙂