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fortnight (n.)

"两周时期",17世纪中英文 fourteniht ,从古英文 feowertyne niht ,字面意思是"十四个夜晚"(见 fourteen + night )收缩而来。它保留了古代日耳曼人按夜计算的习惯(塔西佗在 "Germania" xi中提到)。相关链接: Fortnightly .

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Definitions of fortnight from WordNet

fortnight (n.)
a period of fourteen consecutive days;
most major tennis tournaments last a fortnight
Synonyms: two weeks
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