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1 Fortnight on Fri Dec 11, 2015 3:53 pm

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[size=50] [size=35]fortnight[/size] [/size]
\FAWRT-nahyt, -nit\
noun
1. the space of fourteen nights and days; two weeks.
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Mr. Gardiner would be prevented by business from setting out till a fortnight later in July, and must be in London again within a month; and as that left too short a period for them to go so far, and see so much as they had proposed, or at least to see it with the leisure and comfort they had built on, they were obliged to give up the Lakes, and substitute a more contracted tour…
-- Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, 1813
Origin
Fortnight is a contraction of the Old English fēowertēne niht.



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