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Dec 28, 2018
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quingentenary

PRONUNCIATION:
(kwin-jen-TEN-uh-ree)

MEANING:
noun: A 500th anniversary. (Also known as a quincentenary)

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin quingenti (five hundred), from quinque (five) + centum (hundred). Earliest documented use: 1884.

USAGE:
“[Ridley Scott’s] contribution to the Columbus quingentenary, 1492: ‘Conquest of Paradise’ (1992), was a dire return to British filmmaking.”
Brian McFarlane; The Encyclopedia of British Film; Oxford University Press; 2016.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
I am not one of those who believe that a great army is the means of maintaining peace, because if you build up a great profession those who form parts of it want to exercise their profession. -Woodrow Wilson, 28th US president, Nobel laureate (28 Dec 1856-1924)

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